Raemar, Blue


Tate: Presented by the Tate Americas Foundation, partial purchase and partial gift of Doris J. Lockhart 2013

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In his ‘Shallow Space Constructions’, James Turrell combines architecture, sculpture, light and space to completely envelop the viewer in a coloured atmosphere. Raemar, Blue 1969 is one of the earliest and most significant of these. This immersive spatial environment plays with our experience of perception and the effect of light in space. Blue light radiates from LED light placed behind a partition that consequently appears to float at the back of the gallery space.






Hear artist James Turrell explain how he uses light as his medium in this video from the Guggenheim Museum's YouTube channel

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Previously on display

13 November 2022

ACMI: Gallery 4



James Turrell

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4100 x 6100 x 8500 mm (approx.)

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Fluorescent light


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