The exhibition "the other horizon" shows a representative selection of the American artist Hames Turell's prolific oeuvre.
Turrell uses light as a medium, visualizing it in its fine materiality in complex light spaces. The visitor enters "aesthetic
fields" which result from the interplay of distance, illusion and perception and touch and shroud both view and body. The
installations realized for the MAK present different forms of light works: "Spectral Wedgeworks" and "Space Division Constructions"
enabling the visitor to grasp the sculptural dimension of light, a "Skyspace" in the MAK garden that seems to overcome the
distance between sky and earth by establishing a congruence between the inner horizon of the space and the outer horizon,
and a "Ganzfeld Piece", "Wide Out", which transforms the central exhibition hall into a blue, homogeneous "infinite" space.
Additionally, a number of models and drawings provide a detailed survey of Turrell's "Roden Crater Project" in the Painted
Desert, Arizona (opening: fall 2000).
The Other Horizon
Published for the exhibition of the same title (2.12.199821.3.1999) German/English 248 pages, 148 illustrations 22 x 30 cm, paperback MAK, Vienna / Hatje Cantz Verlag Publishers, Ostfildern-Ruit,-Ruit 2001