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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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24.09.2016 - 29.01.2017

Foto:Frank Vinken

As early as 1950, Morellet described himself as an “abstract painter” and was a pioneer in using neon tubes as the core material
during the 1960s. In his honour, a retrospective – in close collaboration with the artist himself – was curated. Early works from the 1960s as well as current installations from 2006 to 2015 will be shown.




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 innogy 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.

The nominees for the second INTERNATIONAL LIGHT ART AWARD 2017 have been selected by the jury:

Tilman Küntzel (Germany)
Satoru Tamura (Japan)
Vroegop/Schoonveld (The Netherlands)

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Entering the museum individually: Sunday February 5th!

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.