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“For many years, Donald Hess has been collecting pieces of mine from a variety of different work cycles. He owns 9 installations from the 1960s to the present day. It is a weird feeling for me to see my work collected together here — like in a time tunnel…it’s as if you are meeting people from different periods of your life all over again. It’s beautiful when someone realizes such an idea in such a secluded place, away from the tourist routes of the artworld. It is exactly the type of place that I like.”

— James Turrell, El País, March 21, 2009.

The James Turrell Museum is part of The Hess Art Collection within the Colomé Winery and Estate in Colomé (Salta Province), Argentina. The museum, the only one world wide dedicated specifically to the work of James Turrell, opened on April 22, 2009.

The different works of art in the museum span five decades in the artist’s career like a time tunnel. There are nine light installations representing five decades of Turrell’s career in over 18,084 square feet (1.680 m2) of exhibition space.

Among the works on display are Spread 2003, a 4,000-square-foot walk-in environment of blue light, as well as Unseen Blue 2002, the world’s largest skyspace. Unseen Blue is located in an inner courtyard with an open view of the sky. It reaches its maximum intensity at sunrise and sunset.

The permanent exhibition is further supplemented by numerous works on paper, drawings and prints.

— Ed Shaw

Ruta Provincial 53 km 20 Molinos 4419, Provincia de Salta, Argentina
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Visiting the James Turrell Museum in Colomé

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  • By Gary’s Big Travel Quarter | BeeksinBA on December 19, 2013 at 21:52

    […] part of the Hess family wineries, and they also have an incredible art studio featuring the works of James Turrell on site.    It’s not an easy place to get to, but once you’re there its worth it!   […]