25 May – 29 Sept 2013
Haroon Mirza was winner of the Northern Art Prize 2010 and won the Silver Lion for promising young artist at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. His exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield features an a new body of previously unseen work including an audio composition and physical light installation, which will draw attention to what usually goes unheard and unseen in an art gallery.
The first gallery space features bright auras of light that illuminate a display featuring key works from The Hepworth Wakefield's collection. Operating in sequence, the light accentuates the sculptures and paintings, and the ways in which they are displayed. The adjacent gallery space hosts a transmission of Mirza’s audio composition to become a ‘listening room’ where visitors can hear the usually unheard sounds of electricity (generated by the adjacent visual light composition) with the River Calder's weir, which flows past the gallery and is usually insulated by the building.
Visitors are advised that Haroon Mirza’s exhibition in Gallery 1 contains flashing lights which may affect those who suffer from photosensitivity. Please speak to staff for guidance on 01924 247360.
Haroon Mirza is supported by: