Kanye West Gifts $10M to James Turrell’s ‘Life-Changing’ Volcano Crater Art Installation – Kanye West向James Turrell的“改变生命”火山口艺术装置赠送1000万美元。

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Kanye West Gifts $10M to James Turrell’s ‘Life-Changing’ Volcano Crater Art Installation

16 Jan 2019

The artist is building a ‘controlled environment for the contemplation of light’ inside a dormant volcano in Arizona

Kanye West, 2015. Courtesy: Getty Images for iHeartMedia; photograph: Christopher Polk

Kanye West Gifts $10M to James Turrell’s ‘Life-Changing’ Volcano Crater Art Installation - Kanye West向James Turrell的“改变生命”火山口艺术装置赠送1000万美元。

Kanye West, 2015. Courtesy: Getty Images for iHeartMedia; photograph: Christopher Polk

The American rapper Kanye West has donated USD$10 million to support the completion of artist James Turrell’s Roden Crater project: an art installation set in a dormant volcano in northern Arizona, that has been described as a ‘controlled environment for the experiencing and contemplation of light’.

After reportedly spending a few days at the crater site at the end of 2018, West decided to become a patron and made the donation to the Turrell Art Foundation, according to the Wall Street Journal. Tweeting on 13 December, West said: ‘Went to visit the James Turrell crater two days ago. This is life changing. We all will live in Turrell spaces.’

The funds will go towards supporting the ongoing construction of the project, with the artist working with Arizona State University to raise a total of USD$200 million which will help keep the site open for the next five years. The completed work will consist of a series of 21 viewing spaces connected by six tunnels, which will create ‘a vast, naked eye observatory for celestial objects and events ranging from obscure and infrequent to the more familiar summer and winter solstice’.

Turrell, best known for his work exploring light and space, has been embedding work at the site since 1977 after acquiring the dormant volcano. He is said to be ‘thrilled’ that the rapper’s gift has arrived at a ‘critical juncture of the project.’ James Turrell’s work reportedly inspired the music video for rapper Drake’s 2015 hit ‘Hotline Bling’, though the artist had no involvement in the making of the visuals.

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新闻/2019年1月16日新闻/Kanye West向James Turrell的“改变生命”火山口艺术装置赠送1000万美元2019年1月16日艺术家正在建造“Contro”在亚利桑那州坎耶西部一座休眠火山内,为“光的沉思”创造了环境,2015年。图片来源:Getty Images for IheartMedia;照片:Christopher Polk Kanye West Gifts $10M to James Turrell’s ‘Life-Changing’ Volcano Crater Art Installation - Kanye West向James Turrell的“改变生命”火山口艺术装置赠送1000万美元。 Kanye West,2015。图片来源:盖蒂图片为iheartmedia;图片来源:克里斯托弗·波尔克,美国说唱歌手Kanye West已经捐赠了1000万美元来支持艺术家詹姆斯·图雷尔的罗登火山口项目的完成:一个艺术装置设置在亚利桑那州北部的一个休眠火山中,被描述为一个“受控制的环境”体验和思考光。据《华尔街日报》报道,据报道,在2018年底的陨石坑地点呆了几天之后,韦斯特决定成为一名赞助人,并向图雷尔艺术基金会捐款。在12月13日的推特上,韦斯特说:“两天前去参观了詹姆斯·图雷尔火山口。这是生活的改变。我们都将生活在Turrell空间。“这些资金将用于支持正在进行的项目建设,艺术家与亚利桑那州立大学合作筹集总计2亿美元,这将有助于在未来五年保持网站的开放。完成的工作将包括一系列由六条隧道连接的21个观景空间,这将创造“一个巨大的肉眼观察天体和事件的天文台,范围从模糊和罕见到更熟悉的夏至和冬至”。图雷尔最著名的作品是探索光和空间,自从1977年获得休眠火山后,他就一直在该遗址进行工作。据说,对于说唱歌手的礼物已经到达了“项目的关键时刻”,他感到“兴奋”。据报道,詹姆斯·特瑞尔的作品激发了说唱歌手德雷克2015年的热门歌曲“热线Bling”的音乐视频,尽管这位艺术家没有参与视觉效果的制作。新闻/Kanye West James Turrell新闻火山


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