The American artist James Turrell has been invited to Houghton Hall, Norfolk to present a site-specific light installation which will illuminate the entire west facade of the stately home, Artdaily has reported. The installation is part of Turrell’s exhibition entitled LightScape: James Turrell at Houghton which will take place at the estate from June 7, 2015 to October 24, 2015.
The exhibition will also include various Turrell works installed around the grounds of Houghton Hall. Skyspace (2004) will be viewable amid a group of trees, and Space Division (1992) will be housed inside an 18th century water tower.
Turrell’s important oeuvre of innovative, light-based artwork has elevated him to one of the most important living contemporary artists.
The owner of Houghton Hall, David Marquess of Cholmondeley told Artdaily “Nearly 15 years after the installation of James Turrell’s meditative Skyspace at Houghton, I look forward to staging an exhibition devoted entirely to his work. It will be the fulfillment of a long-held dream. I am extremely grateful to the artist for his active participation, and especially for creating an exciting new light piece for the front of the house.”
Houghton Hall was built by Britain’s first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. Completed in 1735 and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in England. The Grade I listed building is built on 1000 acres of parkland.
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