8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

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This year’s Amsterdam Light Festival, running November 28, 2019, to January 19, 2020, lights up the European city with illuminated art installations. The festival, now in its eighth year, attracts tourists and engages locals at a time when the city is cloaked in darkness for about sixteen hours each day. Visitors to the Light Festival use a phone app to guide themselves through Amsterdam’s city center, perusing twenty light works by artists from around the world. This year’s show theme was “DISRUPT!” and artists reflected the concept in pieces that ruminate on climate change, national history, technology, and more. See some of our favorites here, by Masamichi ShimadaUxU Studio,  Sergey Kim and others. You can explore the full line-up and programming on the Amsterdam Light Festival website.

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Butterfly Effect” by Masamichi Shimada

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Neighborhood” by Sergey Kim

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Neighborhood” by Sergey Kim. Photograph courtesy of the artist

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Nacht Tekening” by Krijn de Koning

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Big Bang” by UxU Studio

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Big Bang” by UxU Studio

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Order Disorder” by Lambert Kamps

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Order Disorder” by Lambert Kamps

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Atlantis” by Utskottet

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Surface Tension” by Tom Biddulph and Barbara Ryan

8th Annual Light Festival Illuminates Amsterdam with Glowing Sculptural Installations

“Surface Tension” by Tom Biddulph and Barbara Ryan

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