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James Turrell receives National Medal of Arts 2013

James Turrell receives National Medal of Arts 2013

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James Turrell receives National Medal of Arts 2013
Häusler Contemporary gratulates!

On Monday the 28th, President Obama and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients at the White House. The President told the recipients that their “accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country.”
 
“The moments you help create – moments of understanding or awe or joy or sorrow – they add texture to our lives,” the President said. “They are not incidental to the American experience; they are central to it – they are essential to it. So we not only congratulate you this afternoon – we thank you for an extraordinary lifetime of achievement.”
In its list of honorees, The White House said of Turrell, “Capturing the powers of light and space, Mr. Turrell builds experiences that force us to question reality, challenging our perceptions not only of art, but also of the world around us. He is recognized for his groundbreaking visual art. Capturing the powers of light and space, Mr. Turrell builds experiences that force us to question reality, challenging our perceptions not only of art, but also of the world around us.“
 

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