James Turrell’s celebrated Skyspace Meeting is reopening at MoMA PS1 on Saturday, October 8 after a three-year renovation. Meeting is a site-specific installation that invites viewers to gaze upwards toward an unobstructed view of the sky. The renovation incorporates a new program of LED lights created by the artist, which change to contrast with the darkening sky.
According to The New York Times, "Mr. Turrell said that 'Meeting' was a turning point in both his career and the history of PS1. Klaus Biesenbach, the museum’s director, said that the piece begot a wave of skyspaces, has become “more and more revered” over time and continues to influence artists.
'It is still a very radical statement,' Mr. Biesenbach said. 'It shocks you.'"
A key representative of the “Light and Space” movement centered in Los Angeles during the 1960s, James Turrell creates works of art that consist primarily of light, exploring fundamental questions about the nature of human perception by rendering tangible the act of vision.