Posted on June 11, 2013 by admin
Art after Art Basel. Life after a long season of openings and fairs that started last October with Frieze London and ends this week. So many things happened and now, across our continent, the art world is finally on holiday. Who doesn’t go on holiday is old spot New York that with its many “summer” openings will keep its art crowd closed inside museums at least for some hours. James Turrel at Guggenheim Museum, for example, will open on June 21th and for sure it won’t be an “end of the season” event. Turrerl’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 will center on the artist’s breathtaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. The Guggenheim “rotunda” will be filled with shifting artificial and natural light in order to obtain the most dramatic transformation ever conceived in the museum. Other works by James Turrel will be displayed in the Annex Level galleries. Art doesn’t go on holiday, at least in New York.