Participate in #AskaCurator Q&A with Nat Trotman
Tweet your questions to the @Guggenheim on Wednesday, September 18, from 2 to 3 pm EDT using hashtag #AskaCurator and see Nat respond in real time. Find inspiration for your questions on our James Turrell exhibition site, which includes more than 30 installation photos, a biography of the artist, a look at his early works, and more. Watch interviews with Nat and other James Turrell videos in our new video section.
James Turrell, on view through September 25, is the American artist’s first solo exhibition in a New York museum since 1980. The exhibition features a major new site-specific work, Aten Reign (2013), which represents one of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived—reimagining the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic building with shifting natural and artificial light and creating a dynamic perceptual experience that exposes the materiality of light. The exhibition includes select early works in addition to the monumental new installation and considers the dominant themes Turrell has explored for nearly fifty years, focusing on his investigations of perception, light, color, and space and the critical role of site-specificity in his practice.
James Turrell is one of three concurrent, independently curated presentations of the artist’s work in summer 2013. Together, the exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art celebrate Turrell's groundbreaking career and form a three-part retrospective across the country. Following the Guggenheim’s live Twitter Q&A, the Museum of Fine Arts and LACMA are also taking part in Ask a Curator Day. Tweet your questions to their curators at @MFAH from 3:30 to 4:30 pm EDT and @LACMA from 4 to 5 pm EDT.