LIGHT WINDOWS – artist call

Images from Left: Bryan Whitney with his artwork IRIS (2019) in SPACE:LIGHT at The Plaxall Gallery; Kacie Lees ‘The Coronas’ (2016), HoloCenter on Governors Island; Michael Bleyenberg, ‘Krieger/Warrior’ (2016/17) in IRIDESCENCE at the HoloCenter ON CANAL


#LightWindows @HoloCenterNYC

The HoloCenter invites you to share light and art in local windows. This world-wide exhibition form May 14 -16, 2021 is aimed at supporting artists, honoring essential workers and sending a message of hope.

Illuminate artwork in the windows of your house, studio or a local venue.

Add your work through to the map. Take a photo from outside to share. You can also embed a linked video such as a virtual studio visit, the process of making, documentation of an exhibition, or an audio guide to your work. Let us know if you want to share an artist live stream.

Let’s send a message of hope around the world.

Add your project to the LIGHT WINDOWS artist map

– email if you can’t access the google form


Be creative with the materials at hand.

In addition to sharing artist works we encourage everyone to experiment with how they can share art and light through windows. Think about how you could use your windows as a screen, create shadow puppets or make and light a stain-glass mosaic. More ideas on our activities page


If you have a venue with windows that can host an artist or have the funds to sponsor an artist please reach out by email:

HoloCenter Exhibitions are supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and by, the New York State Legislature; and by, the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund from The New York Community Trust; and by, the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by the generosity of individuals. 
LIGHT WINDOWS installations by Rosa Wernecke, Jürgen Eichler and Julia Sinelnikova aka ORACLE666