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James Turrell

Ronin, 1968

Fluorescent light, dimensions variable
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New York
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Guggenheim Museum
New York
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Installation view: Jim Turrell, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April 9–May 23, 1976

Installation view: Jim Turrell, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April 9–May 23, 1976

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© James Turrell / Photo: Courtesy the Stedelijk Museum
James Turrell
American, b. 1943
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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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Installation view: Jim Turrell, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April 9–May 23, 1976

Installation view: Jim Turrell, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April 9–May 23, 1976

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Installation
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© James Turrell / Photo: Courtesy the Stedelijk Museum
James Turrell
American, b. 1943
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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.

James Turrell

Ronin, 1968

Fluorescent light, dimensions variable
Location
New York
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