Opening of the James Turrell Museum of the Hess Art Collection

Published In: Argentina, Business, Germany 
Monday, March 30, 2009 8:12 AM
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COLOME, Argentina and BERLIN, Germany, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The new
James Turrell Museum of the Hess Art Collection celebrates its opening on
April 22, 2009 in Colome, Argentina. The museum is the only one worldwide
dedicated specifically to the work of James Turrell, one of the most
important contemporary space and light artists. For the first time, nine
light installations will be on showcase on 18'084 sq. ft (1.680 m2), spanning
five decades of the artist's career. In addition, numerous drawings and
prints will be shown. All exhibited works are taken from the Hess Art
Collection.

The Bodega y Estancia Colome, located in the Province of Salta, offers
its visitors at a height of 7'546 ft (2.300 m) above sea level a breathtaking
view across the wide Andean highlands and the vineyards of the Hess Family
Estates. The winery of the Hess Family Estates in the Calchaqui Valley is
among the highest located in the world. With the opening of the first James
Turrell Museum, the region will gain another important attraction.

Up to now the Swiss entrepreneur and art collector Donald M. Hess has
launched two museums on the Hess Family Estates` wineries, Hess Collection in
the Napa Valley/USA and Glen Carlou in Paarl/South Africa. Per annum more
than 70'000 visitors come to these museums, all of which have free admission
and guided tours.

The Hess Art Collection ranks among the most renowned private collections
of contemporary art. It combines key works by artists such as Magdalena
Abakanowicz, Balthasar Burkhard, Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Daniel
Garcia, Franz Gertsch, Andy Goldsworthy, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Robert
Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Shigeo Toya and Roy Villevoye.

Press Contact: Goldmann Public Relations, Dijana Tanasic, Tel.:
+49-(0)89-211-164-12, E-mail: dtanasic@goldmannpr.de;
http://www.estanciacolome.com


SOURCE Hess Art Collection


 
Monday, March 30, 2009 8:12 AM

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