The work of American artist James Turrell is going to be a part of the new expansion of the Danish museum ARoS. A large spherical light installation measuring 25 metres in diameter has been commissioned, and will become an integrated part of the existing architecture. It is planned to be finished in 2017.
The expansion is titled The Next Level and consists of two elements, both underground and connected with the existing building, namely the, artwork and a 1400 m2 gallery. “Because this project is pivotal to ARoS’ ambitions in the coming years, we used The Next Level as the working title; thereby, indicating what it is that we wish to do with ARoS – to add to the success which the museum already enjoy”, explained Erlend Høyersten, CEO of ARoS.
In the future, when visiting ARoS, you will walk by James Turrell’s light installation on the way to the new gallery; both of which will be connected via the existing exhibition foyer where Ron Mueck’s ‘Boy’ sculpture currently is.
James Turrell is known for his use of light, colours and space-integrated installations. He is best known for is artwork ‘Roden Crater’, which is an extinct volcano in the Arizona desert. It is his largest art piece to date.