Artist James Turrell Shines His Light in Israel

For Turrell, whose work is on display at an acclaimed new exhibition at the Israel Museum, light is the one and only medium to work with.

“You never forget the place where you saw your first James Turrell.” So replied Brazilian designer Humberto Campana when asked about his memories of Israel, sweeping aside with one cogent sentence the Western Wall, the nightlife of Tel Aviv and all the other attractions that are constantly touted as reasons for visiting the country.