LIC Development Is Now Marring James Turrell's Famous Skyspace Piece At MoMA PS1

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Release date: 17/1/2019

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For decades, artist James Turrell has been synonymous with disintegrating the boundaries between space and light, especially within his Skyspace installations peppered throughout the world. Turrell's New York-based Skyspace installation, titled Meeting, is permanently housed inside of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City—the first of his in the United States, it has been there since 1980. There you come face to face with a rectangular hole in the ceiling, an unobstructed aperture revealing a sublime slice of sky. It's framed by undulating LED lights, changing in tune with the evening sun's movements; the sky, and everything around you, appears to shift optically. We don't need to tell you how rare it is to find this space, and a brief moment to breathe, in the city.

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TitleLIC Development Is Now Marring James Turrell's Famous Skyspace Piece At MoMA PS1
Media name/outletGothamist
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/01/19
DescriptionFor decades, artist James Turrell has been synonymous with disintegrating the boundaries between space and light, especially within his Skyspace installations peppered throughout the world. Turrell's New York-based Skyspace installation, titled Meeting, is permanently housed inside of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City—the first of his in the United States, it has been there since 1980. There you come face to face with a rectangular hole in the ceiling, an unobstructed aperture revealing a sublime slice of sky. It's framed by undulating LED lights, changing in tune with the evening sun's movements; the sky, and everything around you, appears to shift optically. We don't need to tell you how rare it is to find this space, and a brief moment to breathe, in the city.
Producer/AuthorPaula Mejia
URLgothamist.com/2019/01/17/lic_high-rises_james_turrell_meeting.php
PersonsSaskia Warren