James Turrell Just Debuted a Brand-New ‘Skyspace’ Near Bergen, Norway, to Give Viewers a Fresh Lens on the Majesty of the Scandinavian Sky, Adrian Madlener, δημοσίευση Artnet News [2/12/2022]Marilena Pateraki
An avid pilot who considers the sky his studio, James Turrell has shaped much of his career around the ethereal matter of light, air, and space. Works like the ambitious Roden Crater in Arizona challenge the limits of human perception on a grand scale.
Arguably the renowned American artist’s most significant contribution has been the innumerable “Skyspace” installations he’s conceived and realized throughout the world. Whether carved out of a museum’s architectural volume—like New York’s MoMA PS1—or staged as a pavilion, these enclosed environments all feature open roofs carefully framing the heavens above. Visitors are invited to enter and sit for a while to experience changes in color and cosmic movement. The meditative process helps them find grounding and reconnect with nature in unexpected ways.