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Special ProjectsBEAUTY VS. THE WORLD, 2015

Beauty is Empathy, 2015

Robert Montgomery - London, United Kingdom

Through an immersive series of contemporary text-based light works, the Shiseido view of beauty is celebrated with the words and art of Robert Montgomery. Blending language, form and light Montgomery creates translucent poetry that connects words, feelings and ideas of beauty.

Shiseido believes that beauty, by inspiring empathy, can be a positive force in the world. When we see beauty within ourselves we begin to see the beauty in others. As the world connects, we connect as people.

Beauty and love are participatory experiences, fuelled by kindness and sustained through daily exchanges of energy and empathy. In this way we begin to see that beauty and love are not nouns at all, but verbs. 

With a BA and MFA, Edinburgh College of Art, Robert Montgomery brings a poetic voice to text-based billboards, light pieces, fire poems and watercolors. He was the British artist at the Kochi-Muziris Biennal in 2012, has had solo exhibitions in Europe and the U.S. and is the Core Program Artist in Residence, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Light Installation


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Cloud Gardens

14 Temperance Street

Suitable for all ages

This project is both indoors and outdoors.