James Turrell: Night life in Brisbane

To coincide with the tenth anniversary of Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, QAGOMA commissioned a work by James Turrell to effect an ambitious and astonishing transformation of the gallery’s architecture at night. Like much of Turrell’s work this one is a response to the building and perhaps also to the position of the gallery in Brisbane’s South Bank entertainment precinct. There is a tension which I’ll explore here between Turrell’s work as a renowned artist making international art and the localness of this work with its public presence creating nightly modifications to the Brisbane cityscape.

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