The Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA) announced that James Turrell will be honored at its 2015 Art + Film Gala on November 7. Filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu will also be honored at the same event.
“LACMA's Art+Film Gala has established its reputation for honoring artists and filmmakers whose impact can be felt worldwide and that have particular relevance to Los Angeles, and James Turrell and Alejandro G. Iñárritu certainly fit that bill,” said Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA, in a statement accompanying the announcement. He added, “ I have known James Turrell for many years and am honored to have co-curated his recent retrospective, which started at LACMA and has traveled the world. "
James Turrell began his artistic career in Los Angeles in the 1960s and has built an international reputation for his fascination with the phenomena of light reflected in his striking works.
In addition to his major retrospective in 2013-14, Turrell’s Breathing Light is currently on view at LACMA. Three of his works are currently on view at Pace, 508 West 25th Street, through August 14 in the group exhibition Eureka.