Following the recent granting of planning permissions, The Illuminated River initiative, an ambitious public art project which will light up London’s bridges, is moving ahead with the first four bridges transformed in phase one due to launch next summer. London Bridge, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium Bridges will be illuminated as part of the project driven by the US artist Leo Villareal and the London-based architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Lighting up fifteen bridges across 2
Curated by FuturePace, the innovative partnership between Pace gallery and Futurecity, Smart Art \ Smart Cities is a new exhibition exploring how the international group of FuturePace artists are directly engaging with our built environment to bring original ideas to our cities. The display will feature examples of urban projects realised in London and abroad as well as artistic short films edited by the studios, including JR, Studio Drift, Random International, Studio Swine, Michal Rovne
Random International, Leo Villareal, and teamLab will participate in The Future of Light Art, a symposium focused on a new frontier of scientific research on the nature of light, and the impact it will have on artistic possibilities. Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 pm: Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass, Random International "When you can't see what is not touching you" Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 pm: Leo Villareal "Light + Code as Medium" Friday, February 9 at 10 am: Takashi Kudo, teamLab "D
"Leo Villareal subverts the plain white cube, turning it into a cave sparkling with ethereal light," says Kara Weisenstein of Vice Media's The Creators Project, on the occasion of Villareal's first solo exhibition with Pace. The exhibition is on view through June 17th, 2017 at 537 West 24th Street in New York. Check out the full article here.
Listen to Leo Villareal in conversation with Molly Donovan, associate curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art, discussing Villareal's Multiverse installation, which occupies the Concourse walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Installed between September and December of 2008, Multiverse is one of the largest and most complex light sculptures created by the artist, featuring approximately 41,000 computer-program
London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, just announced that Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ submission curated by Future\Pace, has won the Illuminated River International Design Competition. Congratulations to the entire “Current” team! "The Illuminated River will breathe new life into the Thames and create a dazzling outdoor gallery for Londoners to enjoy each night." - The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan View an online exhibition of all six shortlisted designs here now. Members of the p
Pace Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of Leo Villareal, a pioneer of innovative, large-scale LED light works. In joining the gallery, Villareal will also work closely with FUTURE\PACE, a cultural partnership between Futurecity and Pace that reexamines the role of public art, architecture and urban planning. Villareal, with support from FUTURE\PACE, is leading a team that has been shortlisted for The Illuminated River competition in London. This public art commission envisions
Work by Leo Villareal will be included in Artists Choose Artists, a juried group exhibition presented by the Parrish Art Museum on view from October 30, 2016 to January 16, 2017. Within the multi-media show, Villareal will also serve as juror, selecting two artists working on the East End of Long Island. In line with Villareal’s conglomerate artistic practice, Artists Choose Artists is intended to encourage contemporary expanded, multi-generational network of artists in order to enhance the hete