A James Turrell retrospective to be the next National Gallery blockbuster

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FANS of the National Gallery almost universally adore James Turrell’s monumental work “Within Without” so vast one has to enter it to begin to appreciate it.

So it is very exciting to hear the Gallery’s next blockbuster exhibition will be a retrospective of his work.

One looks forward to seeing how they’re going to fit it in, but not all his works are the size of football fields.

[Photo: Via National Gallery]

UPDATE: Andrew Barr has now shared his thoughts on the exhibition.

“The ACT Government is pleased to be a presenting partner in the National Gallery of Australia’s summer exhibition retrospective of American artist James Turrell,” Andrew said.

“The exclusive to Canberra exhibition features approximately 50 works tracing five decades of the American artist’s career from early light projections and holograms through to immersive light installations addressing our perceptions and how we see.

“This ambitious and bold exhibition is a first for the Gallery – offering visitors an intimate experience including Bindu Shades 2010 – where a single viewer lies down in a spherical chamber for 12 minutes to experience Turrell’s ‘behind-the-eyes’ seeing.

“Through its Special Event Fund, VisitCanberra has invested $500,000 towards cooperative marketing support of this exhibition to encourage overnight visitation to the ACT.”

James Turrell: A Restrospective opens 13 December 2014 and runs until 8 June 2015.

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