Gallery: The light of art


In museums, photography is regulated, restricted or prohibited in various ways. I turn my camera upward to the ceiling where there is nothing to look at, except for illumination utilities, translucent glass panels and spot lamps. Here is the source of the light, the ubiquitous element that foregoes everything, but remains invisible, absorbed in fulfilling its aim to make things – works of art – visible.

My photographs, showing light sources on the ceilings of galleries and art spaces, are in turn hung on the walls of galleries and art spaces. They are abstract „image architectures” (a notion coined by Lajos Kassák), yet they make us remember and ask questions. Isn’t light a sublime work of art above all? And is there enough light in today’s art?