#whereartthou with James Turrell’s Amarna Skyspace at the @monamuseum
For more photos and videos of the MONA, explore the Amarna hashtag and follow @monamuseum on Instagram.
Photos of the artist James Turrell’s “Amarna Skyspace,” located at the Museum of Old and New Art (@monamuseum) in Hobart, Tasmania, are the focus of this week’s #whereartthou, a series that highlights works of art that inspire visitors to photograph and share. Visible from miles away, Amarna provides an opportunity to capture the sky in a whole new light. At sunrise and sunset every day, visitors turn up to witness light compositions that complement and play with the colors beyond. “Turrell designed Amarna to have optimal color and light saturation making for very photogenic compositions, but there is nothing like experiencing it in person,” says Nicole Durling, senior curator at MONA. “Due to the artwork’s design, scale and location, we’re able to give visitors 24-hour access every single day of the year.”
Amarna is one of many works at MONA that can be engaged with – and interpreted – in many different ways. “For example, someone can simply jump on the Chen Zhen trampoline work, ‘Danser la Musique,’ or they can seek the artist’s deeper motivations,” Nicole says. “Either way, though, the visitor ends up with some sort of experience, whether it be exhilarating, profound or both. It’s the same for me as a curator.”