A must see exhibition this summer: Houghton Hall in Norfolk is hosting a fabulous exhibition of work by James Turrell, curated by the great man himself. Houghton Hall was built in the 1720's for Great Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. To see contemporary art in such a classical setting is truly spell binding. ‘Light is a powerful substance. We have a primal connection to it.’ James Turrell.
In the grounds is a ‘Skyspace’ installation amongst the trees on the west side of the house, and an 18th century folly in the park houses his atmospheric interior space, ‘St Elmo’s Breath’. Other site specific sculptures by Richard Long, Anya Gallacio, Zhan Wang, Stephen Cox, Jeppe Hein and Rachel Whiteread are also there to be discovered.