James Turrell, Skyspace, Air Apparent, ASU Campus, Tempe, AZ, Photo by pweil via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribition Non-Commercial 2.0 Generic License. James Turrell, Skyspace, Air Apparent, ASU Campus, Tempe, AZ, Photo by pweil via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribition Non-Commercial 2.0 Generic License.

Make the Time: James Turrell at the Guggenheim

From June 21st through September 25th 2013, James Turrell will sheath Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic rotunda inside the Guggenheim Museum in New York City with a massive work of art.  Turrell, who explores visual perceptions of light and color in space, built an enormous sculpture to fit in the architectural space of the atrium.  This sculptural project, entitled Aten Reign, that will be filled with artificial and natural light which will change and shift over time has the goal of engaging a viewer in a pure experience of seeing so that he or she become conscious of what the process of viewing entails.

The exhibition is part of a tripartite retrospective that will occur simultaneously at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.