LUX blurs the line between the physical and virtual at London’s 180 Studios

Space-bending installations by Es Devlin, Julian Knxx, Carsten Nicolai and more

Physical and virtual worlds converge at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand this week with the opening of the interactive group show LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art.

The immersive exhibition, organised by SUUM Project in collaboration with Fact at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, features 13 gargantuan installations that transform the physical confines of the brutalist space through technology, sensory stimulation, and colour spectrums.


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‘The artists in LUX are working at the very cutting-edge of digital technologies, using artificial intelligence, generative and interactive algorithms, dimensional sound and optical illusion to create a new kind of artistic experiences’ says Dr Jiyoon Lee, LUX Curator and Director of SUUM Project.

Several artworks have been freshly commissioned for the show, which is the second in the ongoing LG OLED ART SELF-LIT GALLERY series, sponsored by LG. They are Es Devlin’s sensorial environment, ‘BLUESKYWHITE’ (below); ‘Black Corporeal (breathe)’ – a critical examination on the relationship between materiality and the black psyche by Julian Knxx; and a new kinetic media sculpture called ‘Flower Meadow’ by Swiss studio for media architecture art studio iart.


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Korean collective a’strict, Je Baak, Cecilia Bengolea, Cao Yuxi, Carsten Nicolai, Random International, Hito Steyerl, and Universal Everything are also presenting works alongside the UK premiere of Refik Anadol’s ‘Renaissance Generative Dreams’.

Tickets are currently on sale for LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art, which runs from until 18 December 2021 at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand

Image: Es Devlin
Image: Universal Everything
Credit: Cao Yuxi
Credit: A’stric

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