James Turrell: Gathered Sky

An introspective James Turrell invites you to surrender under the immateriality of light with “Gathered Sky,” a spellbinding permanent installation in Beijing’s Temple Hotel.
Three decades after turning the Roden Crater, an extinct volcano in Arizona, into a celestial work of art that was recently exhibited at the Guggenheim and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the American artist walks through the making of his first-ever commission in China.Tiny triangles of stainless steel cover the structure, which was created with support from Braun and takes inspiration from the German manufacturers electric razors. “We wanted to take some of that super-German engineering and some of the things people overlook in shavers and products like that and turn up the volume on it, turn up the scale,” Hubert told.

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