1708 Gallery’s 13th annual InLight Richmond will take place November 12-15, 2020 at sites across the city and will address the paired themes of Safety and Accountability.
InLight is a public exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks—multimedia and interactive projects, video, projection, sculpture, installation, performance, community-based work, digital and virtual projects—and has historically taken place in a singular location each November.
In response to COVID-19, InLight’s multi-site platform will allow for socially distanced and virtual viewing. Further inspired by the ongoing community dialogues surrounding the unjust and inequitable treatment of Black lives and by Richmond’s coming together in support and aid during these crises, this year is focused on Safety and Accountability.
Artists will present 17 light-based artworks that respond to and elaborate on themes of Safety and Accountability. Artworks will be located near Virginia Union’s campus, in Church Hill, through the Downtown Arts District, at the T. Tyler Potterfield Bridge, along the Richmond Slave Trail, in the Randolph neighborhood, and more. Additionally, a series of streaming and virtual projects will be featured online. Visitors will explore the artworks over 4 nights, navigating the sites via a digital platform; all artworks will be outside.