STOP LICHT. Foto Marcel de Buck
STOP LICHT, zaaloverzicht, 2017. Met werk van Elcke van Gorkum. Foto Peter Cox
STOP LICHT, zaaloverzicht, 2017. Met werk van Akinori Goto. Foto Peter Cox
STOP LICHT, zaaloverzicht, 2017. Met werk van Laurent Mareschal. Foto Peter Cox
STOP LICHT, zaaloverzicht, 2017. Met werk van Pierre Huyghe & Philippe Parreno (l) en Tracey Emin (r). Foto Peter Cox
Olga Kisseleva, Custom Made, 2011. 4th Moscow Biennale
Christian Boltanski, Diese Kinder suchen ihre Eltern, 1993. Collectie Museum De Pont
STOP LICHT, zaaloverzicht, 2017. Met werk van Elcke van Gorkum. Foto Peter Cox
Pierre Huyghe & Philippe Parreno, Skin of Light, 2001. Collectie Van Abbemuseum, foto Peter Cox
Tracey Emin, I promise to love you, 2007. Collectie Museum Voorlinden
Elcke van Gorkum, Tunnelvisie 3.0, 2017
Laurent Mareschal, Here, 2017


11/11/2017 - 19/11/2017
Curator: Willem Jan Renders (Project Leader)

The exhibition STOP LICHT is a GLOW Special during the Eindhovens light festival GLOW.  

STOP LICHT gets you to reflect on something which is very commonplace for most people, the sense of sight. And yet sight is a singular process: the light falls on the eye and is transformed by the brain into an image, the process of visual perception. Light is a prerequisite in this process because we cannot see anything without it. Therefore light is very important for artists. After all, they create works which have to be seen. This applies to an even greater extent for artists who use light itself as a material to create their works of art.

For STOP LICHT we made a selection of artworks in which light plays a central role as the source of what is seen. This can be done in many ways: the light can come from a screen or a lamp, it can be projected or come from activities using light. Various (inter)national artists reveal the possibilities offered by light for creating art. This is a chance to experience a quiet moment to reflect on this.

With works by Christian Boltanski, Tracey Emin, Elcke van Gorkum, Akinori Goto, Pierre Huyghe & Philippe Parreno, Olga Kisseleva, Kari Kola, Gabriel Lester, Laurent Mareschal, and Sergey Rozhin.
Read more about the different works in STOP LICHT.


STOP LICHT can be visited during the regular opening hours of the museum and during the opening hours of GLOW:
Saturday 11 November 11.00 - 24.00
Sunday 12 November 11.00 - 23.00
Monday 13 November 18.30 - 23.00
Tuesday 14 until Thursday 16 November  11.00 - 23.00
Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November 11.00 - 24.00 
Sunday 19 November 11.00 - 17.00. 

Free mini-tours

During GLOW there will be free mini-tours in STOP LICHT during the day:  
- Tuesday until Saturday: 12.30 and 14.30.
- Sunday: free guided tour from 12.00 until 13.00 and free mini-tour at 14.30.
You can register at the information desk of the museum (you do not need to make a reservation in advance). Please note that the tours are free, but you do have to pay the museum entrance fee.

Online tickets

€ 5,00. Available online or at the cash register of the museum.
Free entrance for Children under 13 years of age, Museumkaart holders and BankGiro Loterij VIP Card holders.
Family ticket € 18 (2 adults and max. 3 kids, only available at the cash register of the museum).

TIP! Karel 1 Museum Café

Start your GLOW walk in the Van Abbemuseum, as STOP LICHT can also be visited during daytime and early evening! The Karel 1 museum café is one of the GLOW Host locations. You can enjoy the special GLOW menu (soups, warm dishes and sweets). In the front garden of the museum - on the GLOW route – we have a foodtruck - and heated terrace - with a.o. fresh waffles and coffee and tea.

LUX AETERNA - Concert Collegium Vocale Eindhoven

On Sunday 12 and Sunday 19 November Collegium Vocale Eindhoven will give a concert - performing several songs about light - in the Studio of the museum. Check here for more info and tickets.


From 11 until 18 November 2017, Eindhoven will be all about Light Festival GLOW. Around 40 light artists will create light installations, sculptures, projections and performances. Together they offer the GLOW visitor a surprisingly new perspective on the city. The light artworks are connected by a walking route. 

GLOW Special: STOP LICHT consists of :


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