Thursday, December 17, 2015

James Turrell's "Meeting" skyspace in Queens, NY to reopen this summer

By Nate Freeman
"Meeting" (1986) by James Turrell. COURTESY MOMA PS1
NEW YORK---When MoMA PS1 shut the doors to James Turrell’s Meeting (1986), a large installation work in a former classroom on the third floor of the Queens institution, in 2013, it meant visitors could no longer experience the artist’s first-ever public skyspace—the name he gave to his signature type of work that can, through a careful calibration of light and angles, make the colors of the sky burn with an otherworldly intensity. Now the museum’s director, Klaus Biesenbach, announced at a press breakfast at MoMA this morning (Wednesday) that Meeting will reopen this summer, following renovations. [link]