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May 18, 2016

Skyspace during the magic of twilight

From May until October the Centre for International Light Art offers the possibility to experience the unique light... more…

December 18, 2015

News-Flash Winter 2015/2016

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November 24, 2015

English Language Audio guides

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The Collection

James Turrell: Third Breath, 2009

The collection of the Center for International Light Art in Unna is a perfect showcase. It combines the most important examples in contemporary light artworks. It receives its unique character by focusing on the site specific aspect of the light artwork installations. Every single installation has been created specifically for each room and each was tailored to this place regarding its aesthetic and technical characteristics.
Up till now, 11 internationally renowned artists accepted the invitation of the center and created unique light art installations for rooms they selected themselves. A substantive focus of the collection lies on the work of James Turrell, who is represented with two major works of art.
The Center for International Light Art is the world's first and only museum that focuses on the presentation of light art. The encounter between avant-garde light artworks and the historic building creates a distinctive atmosphere and stages an exciting dialogue between past and future.