Images: Centre for International Light Art Unna
Images: Centre for International Light Art Unna
Image: Centre for International Light Art Unna (James Turrell)

The Creator’s Project takes us on a walkthrough of The Centre for International Light Art, the only museum in the world dedicated to light art. What is light art, exactly? The Centre describes it as “the art genre in which light is used as a basic material.” This includes the work of artists like James Turrell, whose work you may recognize from Drake’s Instagram feed if you’re not already familiar — the musician recently posted some selfies from his visit to the artist’s retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Image: Centre for International Light Unna
Image: Centre for International Light Unna

Located in Germany a few short hours outside the bustling art scene of Berlin, the museum is housed in a former brewery that produced Linden Adler pilsner up until 1979. In 2002, the city of Unna decided to give the structure, which includes a massive, exhibition-ready underground space shot through with dark corridors and divided up into various cooling and fermenting rooms, a new lease on life.

Image: Centre for International Light Unna
Image: Centre for International Light Unna

 

The images from within the museum are stunning, showcasing the immersive works of artists like Keith Sonnier and Mischa Kuball in a unique environment so well-suited to delivering a completely transportive experience through the creative use of this exciting and elusive medium: light.

 

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