James Turrell. Aten Reign’ in a New Light: As a Print


« Light is this amazing elixir,” James Turrell explains. “We drink light through the skin as Vitamin D … so we are literally light eaters. It’s part of our diet.” It makes sense then that Turrell’s light spaces—immersive installations realized through combinations of natural, artificial, and colored light—are best understood through experience, and are not easily captured through photographs or words. Such was the case last summer with the acclaimed Aten Reign, Turrell’s site-specific environment that took over the Guggenheim’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda, through a shifting cycle of colored light, projected onto a series elliptical white scrims (Roberta Smith of the New York Times dubbed it “close to oxymoronic: a meditative spectacle”). Now, a year later, Turrell has returned to this temporal work and presents it in new light, as a printed edition. »



Turrell appartient au mouvement artistique sud-californien Light And Space Movement http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/sep/30/artists-use-light-inspiration/ > Dans son article publié en juin 2013 à propos de l’exposition du Guggenheim de James Turell, « New Light Fixture for a Famous Rotunda James Turrell Plays With Color at the Guggenheim »‘ Roberta Smith le signale et revient sur des pièces antérieures http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/arts/design/james-turrell-plays-with-color-at-the-guggenheim.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

James Turell, Suite from Aten Reign, 2014 Pace Prints