James Turrell, "Juke Blue", 1968, Sokrates Space
Sa Bassa Blanca Museum is pleased to announce the installation of James Turrell piece "Juke Blue" (1968) in Sokrates Space. 49 years after its creation, this emblematic work reaches Mallorca, offering the exceptional opportunity for the visitor to enjoy this wonderful piece. A unique experience that will immerse the spectator into a deep state of contemplation, specific to Turrell’s works.
The work on display since March is a clear reflection of his vision.
With no object no image and no focus, what are you looking at? You're looking at you looking.
My desire is to set up a situation to which I take you and let you see. It becomes your experience.
The theme of Sokrates Space revolves around the installation inspired by Einstein's formula that defines the relationship between Space and Time.
It is a place that requires us to rethink the traditional Museum concept, introducing us to other ways of presenting art and the interrelation of space and time. Here we find a museum presentation focused on the concept of art in a linear fashion, and striving to create links and spatial-temporal connections.
Space, in which cohabit works from very distant places and times, but that in a very particular way generates a dialogue and develops a discourse based on complementarities and entirety. The ethnographic pieces interact with contemporary works following the concept of the exhibition "Primitivism in 20th Century", produced by MOMA in New York in 1984 curated by William Rubin and the exhibition "The Magicians of the Earth" by Jean-Hubert Martin, at the Centre Pompidou and la Villette in Paris in 1989.
This recent underground room, called Sokrates, hosts a spectacular crystal curtain by Swarovski, composed of 10,000 pieces, a backdrop to a complete fossilised skeleton of a Siberian woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) dating from the Riss-upper Pleistocene Wurm interglacial period; works by Domenico Gnoli; Dolores Vita; Jannis Kounnelis; Gerhard Merz; José María Sicilia; The Majorcan artist Miquel Barceló (Felanitx, 1957), author of the new Chapel in the Palma Cathedral, with masks from Africa, Tibet and Nepal, pre-Columbian or anthropomorphic idols, as well as some works by Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu.
A journey that reveals another form of understanding art and its links with space and time.