• A. McCall Doubling Back 2003

Anthony McCall. Solid Light Works. A universe of light for the new museum at LAC


Until 31.01.2016 a personal exhibition of Anthony McCall,  especially created by the artist for the Museum, will be visible at the LAC Museum in Lugano. Since the early 1970s, he has applied himself to creating solid light sculptures: flat, curved or tapered beams of light which delineate new volumes in a totally dark exhibition room. His research project focuses on Expanded Cinema which in the 1970s called into question the convention which considered the Seventh Art as a simple form of narration; instead, he elected to study its constituent parts. McCall’s light sculptures transcend the purely aesthetic dimension and turn into a veritable sensory experience, one which is capable of subverting the observer’s usual sense of perception.

Four solid light sculptures created between 2003 and 2013 together with the digital version of his ground-breaking work, Line Describing a Cone, from 1973, will be on display in the Museum. 

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, Lugano