在2018年12月,因緣際會下 Kanye West 拜訪了藝術家 James Turrell,並參觀了他的藝術項目「Roden Crater」,隨後馬上在 Twitter 上表示「這是一場改變人生的經歷」。或許是在相處時間裡被James Turrell 所折服了,Kanye West 決定捐贈1,000萬美元,幫助完成「Roden Crater」計劃。

 

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Kanye West pledges $10 million to James Turrell’s Roden Crater Project.

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當代知名藝術家 James Turrell 善用「光與空間」作為媒介,用來表現和探索人們對於感知、感官刺激、空間轉換的視覺與心理反應;而在70年代佩恩蒂德沙漠發現了羅登火山口後,James Turrell便展開了這項名為「Roden Crater」的藝術項目,他致力於將其改造成一個天文台及一系列的隧道。知名歌手 Drake 的經典單曲〈Hotline Bling〉的 MV 靈感,就來自這位強大的藝術家。

 

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R.I.P 2016 #hotlinebling #drakehotlinebling #champagnepapi

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Happy #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back! Please go to our website [link in profile] to make a donation to Roden Crater. Your donation will help us with construction and move Roden Crater closer to a public opening! Thanks to overwhelming support, we are thrilled to be starting construction on the South Space! The South Space will form an astronomical instrument similar to the Jai Prakash Yantra in the celestial observatory at Jaipur, India, which was invented by Jai Singh in the early 1700s. The South Space will act as a calendar for celestial movements and events. Inside this space, a seat will provide a view focused on Polaris. With this instrument, one will be able to track the constellation Ursa Minor during its twenty-four hour cycle as it makes a 360-degree rotation around the Earth’s axis. Help us keep the momentum going on this amazing project with a donation today! (Architectural renderings of the South Space by Flynn Architecture & Design.) #JamesTurrell #RodenCrater #GivingTuesday #observatory

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所謂英雄惜英雄,兼具藝術家身分的Kanye West這個行為,大大地幫助了計劃的推進,James Turrell也預計將在5年內完成這個作品,實在讓人等不及啊!

 

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