It’s always fastinating to see
how other artists think of the “SPACE”.
Inspiration is everywhere.
James Turrell’s Meeting, the site-specific installation, has been at P.S.1 since the fall of 1986. And this piece is one of the highlights of the P.S.1. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is one of the oldest and largest non-profit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space located in Queens, NY, rather than a collecting institution, P.S.1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world.
Meeting is composed of a simple square room with a rectangular opening cut directly into the ceiling. Carefully calculated artificial lights produce an orange glow on the white walls of the room, permitting the viewer to appreciate the intensity of the sky’s color.
While seating in the Meeting room, viewer can feel the space of constantly changing ” full of color” during the sunset peoriod.
Then, what does the paint color means?
As Turrell described it: “There’s this four-square seating that’s inside, seating toward each other, having a space that created some silence, allowing something to develop slowly over time, particularly at sunset. Also, this Meeting has to do with the meeting of space that you’re in with the meeting of the space of the sky.”