May 2013

1000 WORDS: JAMES TURRELL

Miwon Kwon

LIGHT MAKES VISION POSSIBLE yet paradoxically remains beyond our vision most of the time. Changing this “beyond” condition of light into a proximate and bodily experience has been James Turrell’s artistic objective for almost fifty years. From relatively small gallery-based light projections that create the appearance of floating planes or cubes (Afrum-Proto, 1966;

ARTFORUM SUBSCRIBERS have full access to this issue. If you are a subscriber, but haven't activated your online account log in below to activate your subscription online.

SUBSCRIBE NOW for immediate access to this issue and to our online archives, and receive the printed magazine for the special holiday rate of $39 a year.* Plus, you'll receive a year of Bookforum, Artforum's award-winning book review, at no additional charge.**

Login to purchase online access to the May 2013 issue for $5.99 or order the print edition for $15.00.***

* This rate applies to domestic US subscriptions.

** Bookforum is included in individual domestic subscriptions only.

*** Price does not include shipping and handling fees.