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International Light Art Award

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May 18, 2016

Skyspace during the magic of twilight

From May until October the Centre for International Light Art offers the possibility to experience the unique light... more…

December 18, 2015

News-Flash Winter 2015/2016

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November 24, 2015

English Language Audio guides

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NEW OPENING HOURS during the weekends STARTING JUNE 2016


Mario Merz: Fibonacci-Reihe

Saturday and Sunday: now starting 12 p.m. – public guided tours at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., (no advance booking)

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday “Open Entrance” (entrance without guided tours) from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (last entrance: 4.15 p.m., no advance booking, admission: 8 €)

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday “Family Guided Tours” at 11 p.m. (advance booking: +49 (0)2303 103 751)
Guided tours during the week continue at the usual times: Thu-Fri 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

New exhibiton: SWITCH HBKsaar 

10. 06. - 10. 07. 2016

Ingo Wendt

Exhibition by teachers and students of HBKsaar: Marion Cziba, Raika Dittmann, Martin Fell, Daniel Hausig, Ida Kammerloch, Octavian Mariutiu, Maria Elena Schmidt, Michael Voigt, Ingo Wendt, Nicole Fleisch, Karen Fritz

Artistic director: Bettina Pelz

The artistic examination of light as a material or medium is the focus of the professorship “Light and Intermedia” at Daniel Hausig’s studio. With him, students develop various techniques in the fields of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, computer graphics, installation, performance, and diverse hybrid forms. The studies aim at developing individual practise as well as experimenting with collective ways of production. Because of this, many new, diverse concepts and artistic positions came into being over the last years that hint at how the artistic examination of light will progress.

For the exhibition in Unna, a number of works were selected that discuss the changeability of colour, form, and space in relation to light and perception.



2nd place ILAA 2015: Ivan Navarro "Traffic"

Goal of the International Light Art Award, an initiative of the Centre for International Light Art Unna and RWE Foundation, is to show works by emerging artists, who will contribute to the development of light art in an innovative and creative way.
With this award and the accompanying exhibition in Unna, we, the Centre for International Light Art, want to provide a platform for future generations of light artists.

Hand in your concepts now! For more information click !


Entering the museum individually: Sunday July 3rd and July 17th!

You can now visit the Centre for International Light Art without taking a guided tour, and enjoy the unique installations of light art at your own pace!

Opening hours: 12 a.m. – 5 p.m., last admission 4.15 p.m. There are no public guided tours on this day.

Entrance fee for all visitors: 8,00 €.

On this day, visitors are allowed to take pictures (WITHOUT a tripod). To take pictures with a tripod please book a photography tour (+49 (0)2303 103 751).

NEW (open from 1 p.m.): In cooperation with "Hansetourist" tour guides, visitors may now visit the quaint cellar-pub “Abteilung 10”, for example to participate in a Lindenbier tasting and to learn about the brewery’s history.