The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, October 26, 2014


Artist James Turrell installs Skyspace at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Turrell, an internationally renowned artist who is best known for his ongoing Roden Crater project in northern Arizona, works with light and space to make art that heightens awareness by affecting the eye, body and mind, offering the public what critic David Pagel calls “a spa for consciousness.”
TEMPE, AZ.- The ASU Art Museum in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts announced that Arizona State University is home to Air Apparent, one of artist James Turrell’s extraordinary Skyspaces.

The ASU Skyspace is located near the intersection of Rural and Terrace roads, just northeast of the new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4), on the university’s Tempe campus. It sits adjacent to the newly dedicated Diane and Bruce Halle Skyspace Garden, designed by landscape architect Christy Ten Eyck.

“The university’s proven commitment to innovation, to engagement in the arts and to research that crosses boundaries are the reasons why James Turrell chose ASU to house this ambitious project,” said ASU President Michael Crow. “Like much of the work that takes place here, the Skyspace is a project with roots in multiple disciplines – physics, the arts, philosophy – that transcends those categories to emerge as something unique and truly extraordinary. ISTB4’s design reflects the transdisciplinary spirit of ASU, accommodating research programs from both science and engineering, and by encouraging frequent interaction of both worlds.”

Faculty and research staff in ISTB4 are renowned for designing instruments to enable scientific exploration of other worlds. New and sophisticated laboratories for instrument development in ISTB4 will further increase ASU’s leadership in that regard. In addition to complex labs, ISTB4 provides public outreach spaces on the first and second floor that invite visitors into the scientific and engineering challenges that invigorate studies of Earth and the universe.

Turrell, an internationally renowned artist who is best known for his ongoing Roden Crater project in northern Arizona, works with light and space to make art that heightens awareness by affecting the eye, body and mind, offering the public what critic David Pagel calls “a spa for consciousness.” His Skyspaces are contemplative architectural environments, usually intimate chambers, in which viewers are invited to experience light as an almost tangible presence.

Phoenix architect Will Bruder, whose team worked with Turrell on the project, noted that the architecture of the Air Apparent is “a contemporary interpretation of ancient Hohokam shade ramadas, pit houses and baskets. Redefined in a minimal sculptural formwork of 21st century concrete and steel, it is designed to give body to the work of James Turrell.”

ASU Art Museum Director Gordon Knox called Turrell “one of the most respected and revered artists working today, a genius at the intersection of art and science, whose work delivers the viewer to an unknown suspended place between earth and sky.”

Lisa Sette, director of the Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, which represents Turrell, said of Air Apparent, “This work will become a destination for students, the community at large and art lovers from around the globe, as is so often the case with a James Turrell work.”





Today's News

October 30, 2012

Largest show to date dedicated to the work made by Claes Oldenburg in the sixties opens

Scientists from the University of Calgary find first feathered dinosaur fossils in North America

Painting by Joaquín Sorolla, formerly in Berlin's Nationalgalerie, to be auctioned for the first time

The Museo del Prado presents the first monographic exhibition on landscape painter Martín Rico

New loan to the Columbia Museum of Art arrives in an unexpected and peculiar way

Major gift to Tate Gallery marks leading British painter William Scott centenary of his birth

Artist James Turrell installs Skyspace at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Meijer Gardens curates exhibition featuring international sculptor Bernar Venet

The Art Institute of Chicago presents a specially developed platform for the iPad

LACMA's 2012 Art+Film Gala raises $3.5 million to support film-based programming at the Museum

18th-century French and Spanish records shed new light on United States history

New European Curator & new Conservator at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Pinta New York 2012 announces new expansions in its sixth edition to be held November 15th to 18th

Les Cohen Amphora pottery collection featured at Morphy's, Nov. 2-3

Early American numismatic rarities and high-grade gold draw spirited bidding

Losing the human form: A seismic image of the 1930s in Latin America at Museo Reina Sofia

Extremely rare 110-year-old American motorcycle to be auctioned at Bonhams Las Vegas sale

Bank of America Merrill Lynch calls for 2013 Art Conservation Project submissions

Miami Art Museum commissions works from four international artists for new museum

Space shuttle Endeavour goes on public display

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site