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Blinded by the light: James Turrell obliterates the senses in stunning new Mona wing

Mona owner David Walsh calls his $32m new wing ‘a testimonial to the power of light as art’

When people talk about having a religious experience with contemporary art, there is a good chance they’re talking about an encounter with James Turrell. The American artist’s large scale installations work with light, and fuse art with science, in ways that lead some viewers into rapture.

On beholding his work in a 2013 retrospective, one New York Times reporter wrote breathlessly: “The rush of blood to my head nearly brought me to my knees.”

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