Book launch: Library of Light

Join Rana Begum, Robin Bell, Jo Joelson and Liliane Lijn at the ArtReview Bar

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Jo Joelson's book Library of Light

Taking place in the ArtReview Bar on the evening of Wednesday 3 April, the event will begin with a live projection of Robin Bell's The Swamp from Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington DC, introduced by the artist. 

That will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by ArtReview's editor-in-chief Mark Rappolt, with Jo Joelson, Liliane Lijn and Rana Begum

Bringing together artists, architects and designers who work with light in the context of fine art, music, theatre, performance, film, photography, holography, digital media and the built environment, Library of Light explores the cultural history of light as an artistic medium. Interviews with artists including Rana Begum, Susan Hiller, Anthony McCall, Gustav Metzger, Haroon Mirza, Yoko Ono, Katie Paterson, and many others are complemented by four thematic essays on light in the context of art, design and technology. 

RANA BEGUM is a London-based artist whose work takes inspiration from the geometric patterns found within Islamic art and urban architecture. Her work is currently included in Is This Tomorrow? at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. 

LILIANE LIJN is a pioneering kinetic artist who has been investigating the relation between light and matter for over fifty years. Her rare lyrical sensibility as well as her experiments in form and medium, are acknowledged as a significant influence on later generations of artists. Three of her key works from the late 1960s are currently on display at Tate Britain. 

Library of Light is published by Lund Humphries. 

Doors open at 6.30 pm; the panel discussion will commence a little after 7 p.m. Complimentary drinks will be available from the bar before the event begins; thereafter it's a cash bar. 

Attendance is free, but please confirm by emailing

The ArtReview Bar is located at 1 Honduras Street, just off Old Street in east London.