Known internationally for his mesmerizing light installations, James Turrell has investigated the ways we perceive light, colour and space for over forty years. His meditative works encourage a state of reflexive vision, in which one apprehends the function of ones own senses and the materiality of light. For the artists first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980, Turrell will offer such an experience through a major site-specific project for the Guggenheim, giving shape to the air and light that occupy the museums central void. Organized in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, James Turrell comprises one third of a major retrospective exhibition spanning the United States during summer 2013. In addition to an extensive plates section featuring Turrell's early works, his magnum opus Roden Crater (1976 ), renderings for his installation for the Guggenheim rotunda, and photographs of the installation, this exhibition catalogue will include three essays.