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Musée d'arts de Nantes (Patio)
It becomes your experience
James Turrell

Light is the material I use, perception is the medium, my work has no subject, perception is the subject,” explains James Turrell.

Continuing with their theme of experimentating with light initiated by Susanna Fritscher in 2017, the Nantes’ Fine Arts Museum presents the work of American artist James Turrell and one of his central works, Cherry: an immersive piece from 1998.

James Turrell creates “perceptual environments” in rooms or spaces that open out onto the sky, thus destabilising the spectator’s senses and laying new foundations in art history.

In order to experience Cherry (1998), spectators enter a cube through a dim corridor. The eye grows accustomed to the dark, then gradually sees a red rectangle where the colour asserts itself more and more purely to the point of being hypnotic. Is it a monochrome flat tint, a volume, a precipice, or a screen?
There lies the mystery in Turrell’s works: simultaneously present and impalpable, real and immaterial, they sow the seeds of doubt in our perception and place the spectator at the heart of a work where time appears to be suspended.

© James Turrell

Open from 01/06/2018 to 30/06/2018
From 11:00 to 19:00 (on mondays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdays, sundays)
Open from 01/07/2018 to 31/08/2018
From 10:00 to 19:00 everyday
Open from 01/09/2018 to 02/09/2018
From 11:00 to 19:00 (on saturdays, sundays)
During Le Voyage à Nantes, on tuesday, only the patio and the exhibition James Turrell, It becomes your experience are accessible, from 10.00 to 7.00 am . Price for tuesday :4€ / 2€
Admission: €8 full / €4 reduced
Free for Pass Nantes holders
Musée d'Arts
10 Rue Georges Clemenceau
44000 Nantes
Tramway Line 1 : Duchesse Anne stop
Chronobus C1 : Foch-Cathédrale stop
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