Site-specific installation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

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© James Turrell / Rendering: Andreas Tjeldflaat, 2012 / © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

James Turrell has innovated photographic techniques that allow light to have a physical presence. Using holography to make the light itself the subject rather than the medium, Turrell creates colored light installations that appear to possess mass and take up space as planes, cubes, pyramids, and tunnels. Turrell’s series “Skyspace,” (begun in the 1970s), which he has constructed around the world, are enclosed spaces open to the sky through an aperture in the roof that enable viewers to observe changes in light from minute to minute and season to season, what has been described as a religious experience.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), X Museum
Selected exhibitions
2019
Yukaloo by James TurrellAsia Society Hong Kong
Yukaloo by James TurrellAsia Society Hong Kong
2017
James Turrell: Into the LightMASS MoCA
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Rendering for Aten Reign, 2013

Daylight and LED light
Location
New York
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Site-specific installation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Medium
Image rights
© James Turrell / Rendering: Andreas Tjeldflaat, 2012 / © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

James Turrell has innovated photographic techniques that allow light to have a physical presence. Using holography to make the light itself the subject rather than the medium, Turrell creates colored light installations that appear to possess mass and take up space as planes, cubes, pyramids, and tunnels. Turrell’s series “Skyspace,” (begun in the 1970s), which he has constructed around the world, are enclosed spaces open to the sky through an aperture in the roof that enable viewers to observe changes in light from minute to minute and season to season, what has been described as a religious experience.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), X Museum
Selected exhibitions (3)
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