Image of Kari Kola's Light Art installation 'Something Blue' at GLOW Eindhoven 2019 used as header for blogpost

Living Colors at Glow Eindhoven 2019

Every year in November, Eindhoven is all about Light Art. GLOW Eindhoven 2019 is a light-art exhibition in the public space of Eindhoven City, including the works of 35 famous national and international light artists. The individual light artworks are connected by a walking route. Besides the light artworks and numerous side events created by international light artists, there are also innovative, unique works of art that are created by (young) Eindhoven talent.

Theme 2019: Living Colors

From ‘The Source‘ in 2017 and ‘Shadows & Light‘ in 2018, ‘Living Colors’ is now the main theme for GLOW Eindhoven 2019. The last part of the tryptic. In this edition’s Living Colors, GLOW extricates light from the source. What happens when we disassemble the spectrum of light? What colors do we see, where do they lead us? How does the color relate to the source of light? The theme will be presented to the light artists to incorporate this in their work of art, giving it their own and free interpretation.

GLOW Eindhoven 2019

With GLOW, the strong connection that Eindhoven has with light is accentuated. The match industry established itself in 1870 and Philips opened an incandescent bulb factory in 1891. This is how the city formed a source of light for the whole world. It is not without reason that Eindhoven is known as the City of Light

Triptych Metaphor Light Installation at DOMUS DELA – GLOW Eindhoven 2019

GLOW makes the Eindhoven DNA tangible. Eindhoven is traditionally a city of light and now more than ever this is the city of Technology, Design and Knowledge, and most especially a combination of them. This is shown in a magical and accessible way using light.

Made in Eindhoven

At GLOW, the emphasis is on creating new light art, with talent development as a connecting factor; this is what GLOW strives for. In addition to the major international light artists GLOW makes increasingly more space for innovative and unique local projects.

New talent is connected with established artists and works together with high-tech organizations. Starting this year, these homemade light artworks are created in so-called ‘Lightlabs’.

The results are almost always world firsts: new technology and new projects. GLOW offers these talents a stage, for the purpose of displaying their art worldwide. This is how GLOW whishes to spread its mission: Eindhoven makes a difference in light art

About GLOW

GLOW Eindhoven 2019, currently in its 14th edition, is organized by the GLOW Eindhoven foundation. The festival runs in the public space throughout the city and is accessible for free. The event has grown from 45,000 visitors in 2006, to a record number of more than 750,000 visitors during the 2018 edition. Positioning GLOW Eindhoven among the top five of best-visited light festivals in the world. Each year, the festival revolves around a theme.

Pictures in this post are courtesy of GLOW and/or affiliated partners.