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12 september 2015
– 31 january 2016


curated by
Della Casa

Main partner


Anthony McCall. Solid Light Works

A universe of light for the new museum at LAC


To celebrate the opening of LAC to the public, a personal exhibition dedicated to Anthony McCall is to be inaugurated at the Art Museum and especially created by the artist for the Museum. Born in England in 1946, McCall has lived in New York since 1973. 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. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue edited by Skira in Italian and English together with an interview with the artist and contributions from international experts.

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LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, Lugano

+41 (0)58 866 4200

Opening times:

12.09.2015: 10:00 – 22:00

Tu - We, Su: 10:30 – 18:00

Th - Sa: 10:30 – 20:00

Closed on monday

Free entrance with the ticket for the exhibition Orizzonte Nord-Sud