James Turrell: The Value of Light

May 17, 2013 9:45PM

"It was important that people come to value light as we value gold, silver, paintings, objects."

—James Turrell, from the Art21 Exclusive film, James Turrell: "Second Meeting"

In a new video from Art21's Exclusive series filmed in 2013, James Turrell describes the values and perceptions of light while revisiting one of his "skyspace" works, Second Meeting (1989), in Los Angeles, CA.

(Each week throughout 2013, Art21 will feature new and archival content as part of our "100 Artists" celebration. Learn more at art21.org/100artists.)