Coming Soon Tate Modern Exhibition

Into the Light: Photography and Abstract Art

Guy Bourdin, Untitled 1952 © The Guy Bourdin Estate

How photographers responded and contributed to the invention of abstract art

The birth of abstract art and the invention of photography were both defining moments in modern visual culture, but these two stories are often told separately. Into the Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction. Key vintage prints are brought together from pioneers like Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray, as well as lesser-known experimental works and those of contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff. Their work is shown alongside abstract paintings, sculptures and installations by major figures in abstract art, from Georges Braque and Jackson Pollock to Carl Andre and Bridget Riley.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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2 May – 14 October 2018


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