The Palazzo Grassi in Venice is currently holding the exhibition “The Illusion of Light”, curated by Caroline Bourgeois. Showcasing around forty works from the collection of François Pinault, who owns the building, the show runs until 31 December.
The exhibition explores themes of light, illumination and revelation, through their metaphorical, symbolic, visible and invisible qualities. The pieces on display have never been included in previous shows in the Palazzo, and several of the works have been created in situ.
“The Illusion of Light” features the work of twenty artists: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Troy Brauntuch, Marcel Broodthaers, David Claerbout, Bruce Conner, Latifa Echakhch, Dan Flavin, Vidya Gastaldon, General Idea, Gilbert & George, Robert Irwin, Bertrand Lavier, Julio Le Parc, Antoni Muntadas, Philippe Parreno, Sturtevant, Claire Tabouret, Danh Vo, Doug Wheeler, and Robert Whitman.