Robert Irwin, Light and Space (2007). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Museum purchase with funds from the Annenberg Foundation, 2007.47. © Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Light & Space


– 04.09.22

The year concludes with the largest exhibition to date at CC when superstars from the American Light and Space movement and the contemporary artists inspired by this will take over the entire art centre.

In November 2021, a unique exhibition will be unveiled at CC about the American light and space art that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1960s. This was a time when a number of young artists – all of them now world names on the international art scene – experimented with creating art from light and new materials. Nowadays they are known collectively as the Light and Space movement whose protagonists include international superstars like James Turrell, Robert Irwin, Doug Wheeler, Larry Bell, Helen Pashgian, Mary Corse, and many others.

The new departures and experiments introduced by the artists from the Light and Space movement during the second half of the twentieth century have inspired and shaped several contemporary artists and architects.

A comprehensive exhibition highlighting the Light and Space movement has never before been staged in Europe. In this exhibition, you will meet a number of the central figures from this movement, including female artists who are still unknown to most people.


This exhibition is supported by

A. P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers fond til almene Formaal

15. Juni Fonden