Haroon Mirza

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 featured 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 featured bright auras of light that illuminated a display featuring key works from The Hepworth Wakefield's collection.  Operating in sequence, the light accentuated the sculptures and paintings, and the ways in which they are displayed.

The adjacent gallery space  hosted a transmission of Mirza’s audio composition, to become a ‘listening room’ where visitors could 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.

Haroon Mirza was supported by: