22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, New York

Hard Light
June 27, 2004 to September 4, 2004

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents Hard Light, a group exhibition featuring works by internationally renowned artists Doug Aitken, Fischli/Weiss, Carsten Höller, Chris Marker, Bruce Nauman, Ugo Rondinone, Ed Ruscha, and Lawrence Weiner.

The co-curatorial effort of P.S.1 Chief Curator Klaus Biesenbach and artist Doug Aitken, Hard Light brings together works by nine artists who engage in a range of processes of narrative construction. Among other similarities, the works in this exhibition all explore particular qualities of light, or ?hard light? (a film/photography term used to describe a lighting situation that casts a sharp, clearly defined shadow), that contribute to the development of fragmented, or broken, ?ambient? narratives.

The exhibition will include Doug Aitken?s recent monumental video installation Interiors (2002), large-scale photographs from Fischli/Weiss? Airport series (1988-1998); Atomium Phi (2004), a light-based sculpture by Carsten Höller, preparatory materials (storyboards, photographs, notes and drawings) for Chris Marker?s legendary 1962 film La Jetée, Bruce Nauman?s celebrated Green Light Corridor (1970), a large photography and sound installation, Sleep (1999), by Ugo Rondinone, as well as preparatory materials for Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner?s 1978 book, Hard Light.


Added by higa on August 5, 2004