Shape of Light
One of the many forms explored will be the Photogram or camera-less photography. A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light. The usual result is a negative shadow image that shows variations in tone that depends upon the transparency of the objects used. Areas of the paper that have received no light appear white; those exposed through transparent or semi-transparent objects appear grey.
In addition to works from photographers Floris Neussis, Gottfried Jaeger, André Kertész and Man Ray the show will uncover the influence that the Sense of Abstraction had on 1960s art and beyond, before interrogating what abstraction means in contemporary art today.
Photography and Abstract Art Exhibition will run from 2 May – 14 October 2018 at the V&A museum. The Victoria & Albert Museum houses one of the world’s most extensive collections of art & design from around the world