Akhob, by James Turrell

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virtvacat
Pataskala, OH116 contributions
Maybe I'm not high brow enough?
Feb 2020
Waste of 30 minutes of my day. Two rooms that slowly meld from one color to another. I had the exhibit to myself but failed to be moved by the Ganzfeld effect to any emotional state or hallucinatory status. Two "docents" dressed in white keep you from falling out of the exhibit. Photos are strictly prohibited. I found the whole "secret society" aspect of hanging out in a waiting room at Louis Vutton whilst awaiting my private elevator transport with an appropriately pretentious black garbed guide to the darkened anteroom (where they ask you to sign a 3 page release form that they seem annoyed you are actually squinting to read in semi-darkness) off-putting. Striving to be relevant. Failing.
Written February 19, 2020
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Travelbugsforlife
WORCESTER1,015 contributions
Amazing experience for the senses - LOVED it!
Sep 2019
Based on tripadvisor reviews I knew to book early. Our group of 6 booked our visit 2 months in advance. The person on the phone was friendly and was each to book with. We arrived at the store a few minutes before our reservation and had to hang out, not terrible if you love LV. Because they keep the groups small, we had a private viewing for our group, it was amazing. It is hard to explain but there are two connected rooms and the light changes in the different rooms at different times and it creates visual tricks. At points it looks like the room goes on forever, at points you are not seeing the color you think you are. It was such a unique experience. I also want to share that it is free. The LV foundation does this for free, so anyone can enjoy this breathtaking light/art installation.
Written November 7, 2019
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Kittygal
Los Angeles, CA6,441 contributions
Worth Seeing!
Oct 2019 • Solo
I booked weeks in advance to see this unique art installation. It's located in Louis Vuitton in the Crystal Shops at Aria.

Turrell specializes in light and space works. This piece doesn't disappoint. You must remove your shoes and are given protective covers to wear. Then you accompany your guide up some stairs into the work itself. The play of light feels like an ethereal mist envelops you. The space is small and austere but breathtaking. I was immediately reminded of the TV series "The Time Tunnel" from my youth.

No photography is permitted; there is another Turrell installation at the tram stop upstairs, however.

If you enjoy modern art...do make the effort to view this amazing piece.
Written October 22, 2019
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MICH
Los Angeles, CA20 contributions
Must visit in Vegas!
Nov 2018
*You must call for reservations since this could be booked out for weeks. This is also located in the Louis Vuitton store*

I've been to this exhibit twice, lucky both getting reservations a few weeks before and its a very surreal experience. Two really great things about this exhibit 1) You're given 20 minutes and 2) limited number of guests so you have all the free space to wander!

Some notes: You will be taking off your shoes and given booties to wear.
Written July 11, 2019
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FairwaySkipper
Birmingham, AL962 contributions
Very special!
Mar 2019
I wasn’t sure how I felt about this. Having to call so far in advance to a reservation was a bit off putting to me.
I knew a bit about James Terrell, but found only limited information about Akhob. Fortunately for us, the other guests did not show up so it was just DH, me and the two assistants.
I’m not totally sure why but the exhibit resonated deeply within me and I was weeping as I left.
I really would like to see it again and see if it has the same impact. My guess is it will.
Written June 11, 2019
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Rebecca P
Brea, CA26 contributions
Unique Experience!
Dec 2018 • Friends
My friend made "secret" reservations for this place when we were in Vegas. If you didn't know about it, you would never know it was there! I have to say I was very confused when we walked into the Louis Vuitton store in the mall. The host then took us into the elevator after a quick tour of the store. The art installation is above the store. You have to remove your shoes, and then you are brought into this all white room, then the "experience" begins. If you struggle with sensory depravation, this may not be the place for you. I have to say, I've never experienced anything like it, and the best part is it's free!
Written June 9, 2019
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anagorski
Henderson, NV696 contributions
Best and most unique thing to see on the strip!
Apr 2019 • Friends
Very unique art! This has become quite popular as James Turrell is about to open his multi-decade geshpelt project in Arizona.
Written April 16, 2019
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juliebfromindy
Indianapolis, IN2,120 contributions
Infinite space
Nov 2018 • Couples
I had been trying to get tickets over several trips and finally got them. This art installation is uniquely designed to give the viewer a transcendental experience through the use of color. You have to take your shoes off and walk up less than 10 steps with no handrail to get into the two rooms. Once inside you are either inside an eye ball, Mork’s spaceship or getting ready to follow the light into the next realm. It is so very weird how certain colors when all rooms turn them, give the viewer a feeling of infinity. Canes are allowed and there is an elevator to the viewing area. The Louis Vuitton staff are so welcoming as you wait for your guide to arrive. Everyone should experience this exhibit at least once.
Written November 24, 2018
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tmoore48
Westlake, OH481 contributions
Bizarrely secretive, but cool - and free!
Oct 2018 • Friends
My husband called about 6 weeks ahead of our trip to make reservations. We had serious issues figuring out where to go, since the instructions we were given were: stand by the trunk. The trunk is a 1910 Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, and was very cool, but there was nothing whatsoever to indicate that that particular point of the store was special in any way. Just very weirdly hush-hush and overly subtle.

Once we were retrieved by the hostess, we went through the history/waiver spiel others have described. In our group of six, we all agreed that it was interesting, kind of cool, and extremely awkward as you all just stand there as the various colors wash over you, trying to figure out if you're supposed to just leave on your own, or if there's a specific end point, or what. There is an end point, basically when the colors have cycled all the way around back to the deeper blue that you started with, about 10-15 minutes, the hostess will tell you your time is up, and you can go back and get your shoes.
Written October 12, 2018
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Nicole B
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Umpa Lumpa
Oct 2018 • Couples
This was an interesting experience, and it is amazing that Louis Vuitton funds this so that it is free. That said, this is pretty dry. My challenge to future visitors is to not picture an Umpa Lumpa strolling through the exhibit at some point. If they would do that it would have been unexpected and hilarious.
Written October 11, 2018
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