Tate Modern Exhibition

Shape of Light 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art

​Antony Cairns LDN5_051 2017 © Courtesy of the artist Antony Cairns

​Antony Cairns, LDN5_051 2017 © Courtesy of the artist Antony Cairns

For the first time, Tate Modern tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art

Shape of 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 photographs are brought together from pioneers including Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff, right up to exciting new work by Antony Cairns, Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, made especially for the exhibition.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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2 May – 14 October 2018

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