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 open until March and then again in October (due to late daylight in the summer).
The proposed art introductions are available in English and German. 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.