Spectrum II; The weight of light
11.12.2018 - 28.02.2019
The opening of this particular exhibition comes as both a celebration of the gallery’s 7th year anniversary and a 2nd edition of “Spectrum”, a group show launched back in 2015.
A Spectrum is a band of colors, as seen in a rainbow, produced by separation of the components of light by their different degrees of refraction according to wavelength1.
And Light is design’s basic material, perhaps its only material. Is it tangible? Does light have a thickness? Can it hold an object? To ask such questions, is to give light a bigger visibility. To build with light, is to give It density, It is to find It a palpable thickness. To grant light a mass slows down its movement, thus giving it an important weight. If gravity could, in fact be applicable to light, it would give it the firmness of material. In design, light has an important weight.
We have approached four of our designers to each create a series of lighting elements of which the design should transcend the idea and the classical conception of light.
The exhibition features the works of: Marc Baroud, Karim Chaya, Georges Mohasseb and Thomas Trad.