Sky Plain by James Turrell opens at Amanzoe

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“We are creatures of the light, especially sunlight. I use light to explore perception but I did not create the light. This work is about sharing the light.” – James Turrell.

Sky Plain, a new installation by one of the most influential artists of the last half century, James Turrell opens to the Peloponnese sky above the newly-open luxury AMAN resort: Amanzoe. For over three decades, Turrell has used light and indeterminate space — not objects, nor images — to extend and enhance perception. Turrell’s inspiration draws from astronomy, physics, architecture and theology. He’s further exploring these conceptual ideas in the new artwork. Widely known for his piece, Roden Crater, a monumental-scale artwork created within a volcano in Northern Arizona, his work has been the subject of over 160 solo exhibitions worldwide since 1967, including the three-venue museum exhibition presented concurrently at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2013. Sky Plain is the only permanent Turrell installation in the Mediterranean.

The Skyspace is installed at Villa 31 of Amanzoe, located on the Western ridge of the resort offering unobstructed views over the surrounding landscape and the Aegean Sea, with spectacular sunsets. Drawing on the raw beauty of the surrounding countryside and its proximity to cultural landmarks and UNESCO heritage sites, the installation is available to guests taking residence in Villa 31. As well as including the Skyspace, Villa 31 comprises a master bedroom, 22 metre private pool, kitchen, extensive shaded terraces and living room all set around a serene reflection pool.

 

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 Images: Sky Plain by James Turrell and exterior views of Villa 31. Image by Amanzoe.