Art at a cemetery, with a light installation in a burial chapel – some would call it morbid, others would call it sacral. I am simply a fan of James Turrell’s light installations and even though I am not usually a fan of cemeteries, I like the idea of giving a special chapel some special lightning. If you like to find some quiet refuge in the busy district of Mitte, the temporary installation “Luther’s Light” by James Turrell at Doronthenstätter Friedhof is still open until the end of March 2019.
The proposed art introductions are available in English on Friday and Sunday, in German on Saturday and Monday. If you like exploring experimental art on your own like I do, simply visit the chapel after the introductions, approximately 30 minutes after sunset (more detailed information on the website). James Turrell fans know what they can expect; for everyone else: be ready for a visual surprise, an experiment for your senses, an anthem to light.
PS: If you cannot get enough of James Turrell’s art or if you are afraid of cemeteries, there is a similar installation by this light artist at the Jewish Museum in Berlin until September 2019, which I recommend, along with the museum.