Yesterday we went to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) to see – or rather experience – a super cool art exhibition, ‘A retrospective’ by James Turrel. As LACMA describes on her website:

‘A Retrospective explores nearly fifty years in the career of James Turrell (born in 1943, LA), a key artist in the Southern California Light an 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’.

This might give you an idea (or not, that wouldn’t surprise me, even reading this now confuses me a bit), but it doesn’t come close to seeing the real thing. I was not allowed to take pictures in this section of the museum, but even if I was, the photos could have never displayed even a fragment of the real-life experience. The light projections really play with your senses in a way that left me totally mesmerized. Besides that and having some questions (I mean, how the h*ll does he do that! It’s a little bit like walking out of a theatre where you have just witnessed a magic show) I felt a little bit richer.

I’m not a regular at museums and certainly not an art expert, but I do know that this is the start of me exploring a lot more in this field. A question that does pop up after seeing so many different forms of art at the museum is what defines art? I have an enormous crush on fashion and love to photograph, in a way these two things are equivalent to art. That doesn’t mean I’m an artist, but it does mean that all this time I wasn’t a stranger to the whole concept. Part of me knows that, and I also know that I’m so drawn to all this (I have a really hard time defining ‘this’, is it a field, a concept, a discipline…?) that it should be a greater part of my life.

It’s just one of the (many) moments that I feel so blessed that I am able to do what I’m doing right now, traveling the world. It gives me the opportunity to get inspired, discover what really matters to me and what I want to pursue in life.

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