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Anthony McCall
Date and place of birth
b. 1946, Saint Paul’s Cray, London UK
Current location
New York, NY
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2005, Collaborator

McCall is known for his ‘solid-light’ installations, a series that he began in 1973 with “Line Describing a Cone,” in which a volumetric form composed of projected light slowly evolves in three-dimensional space.

Occupying a space between sculpture, cinema and drawing, his work’s historical importance has been recognized in such exhibiGons as “Into the Light: the Projected Image in American Art 1964-77,” Whitney Museum of American Art (2001-2); “The Expanded Screen: AcGons and InstallaGons of the SixGes and SevenGes,” Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (2003-4); “The Expanded Eye,” Kunsthaus Zurich (2006); “Beyond Cinema: the Art of ProjecGon,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2006-7); “The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Projected Image,” Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC (2008); and “On Line,” Museum of Modern Art (2010-11).

McCall’s work has also been exhibited at, amongst others: Centre Pompidou, Paris (2004); Tate Britain, London (2004); SFMoMA (2007); SerpenGne Gallery, London (2007-8); Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2009); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2009); Serralves, Porto (2011); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2012); Kunstmuseum St Gallen – Lokremise (2013); Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam (2014); Lugano Arte e Cultura (2015); Pioneer Works (2018); Hepworth Wakefield (2018); and Albright Knox Art Gallery (2019).

Current publications include “Anthony McCall: 1970s Works on Paper” (Ann Wagner, Walther Konig, 2013); “Anthony McCall: Notebooks & ConversaGons” (Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, Lund Humphries, 2015); and “Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works” (Luke Skrebowski, Antonio Somaini, SKIRA – Lugano Arte e Cultura, 2015)

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