Maybe the most important exhibitions of this decade. James Turrell is the master of creating exquisite and ethereal beauty out of pure ambient light. Legend has it that his installation at the Stedelijk Museum dropped people to their knees. These are extremely rare and complicated works. You best run (don’t walk) to these once in a lifetime events.
- James Turrell: A Retrospective at La County Museum May 26, 2013 – April 6, 2014
- James Turrell: The Light Inside at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston June 9, 2013 – Sep 22, 2013
- James Turrell: Rotunda Installation and works at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum June 21 – September 25, 2013
James Turrell: A Retrospective explores nearly fifty years in the career of James Turrell (b. 1943, Los Angeles), a key artist in the Southern California Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 70s. The exhibition includes early geometric light projections, prints and drawings, installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, and recent two-dimensional work with holograms. One section is devoted to the Turrell masterwork in process, Roden Crater, a site-specific intervention into the landscape just outside Flagstaff, Arizona, which will be presented through models, plans, photographs, and films.