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Aural by James Turrell, Jewish Museum Berlin

Aural by James Turrell, Jewish Museum Berlin

For the first time James Turrell - the “sculptor of light” - exhibits a Ganzfeld in Berlin.

The installation which takes up 200 sqm  is presented in a temporary structure in the garden of the Jewish Museum Berlin. Only six visitors are allowed to enter at a time and it is recommended to stay inside for 45 minutes. Entering "Aural" you feel submerged in an atmosphere of indefinite space. One needs time - to adjust the eyes, to calm the mind. 

In the entrée you are asked to take off your shoes, walk up a flight of stairs an enter a white surface, an endless room. Without grasping contours, the colors change softly leaving a foggy sensation.

 James Turrell Ganzfeld Aural 2018 © Jewish Museum photo Florian Holzherr

James Turrell Ganzfeld Aural 2018 © Jewish Museum photo Florian Holzherr

In Judaism, light plays a central role linking the beginning and end of creation. Light is the pinnacle of the first day of creation after God created earth and water. 

 James Turrell Ganzfeld Aural 2018 © Jewish Museum photo Florian Holzherr

James Turrell Ganzfeld Aural 2018 © Jewish Museum photo Florian Holzherr

With no object and image and no focus, what are you looking at? You are looking at you looking.
— James Turrell

James Turrell (born 1943 in LA) is one of the key figures in contemporary art and known as a master of illusion. His art focuses on exploring how we perceive the medium of light. The works in his Ganzfeld Pieces create illusionary spaces.


Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14
10969 Berlin

Open daily from 10.00AM- 08.00 PM 

Exhibition until 30 September 2019

closed 10, 11, 19 September & 24 December

Time slot ticket required (online)

Image credits: James Turrell Ganzfeld Aural 2018 © Jewish Museum photo Florian Holzherr

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