After three years, Meeting by James Turrell will reopen on Saturday at MoMA PS1! Meeting was the second Skyspace that Turrell constructed and the first in the United States, becoming a prototype for the many subsequent such works he would construct over the following decades. Originally commissioned in 1976 by P.S.1 founder Alanna Heiss for the museum’s inaugural exhibition, the work was not realized until 1980, and Turrell continued to make modifications until it opened to the public in 1986. This year, after a renovation that replaced the original seating and added a new multi-colored lighting program synchronized with the sunrise and sunset, Meeting entered the collection of The Museum of Modern Art.
[Installation view, MoMA PS1. James Turrell. Meeting. 1980-86/2016. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mark and Lauren Booth in honor of the 40th anniversary of MoMA PS1. Photograph: Pablo Enriquez]