Hi test was James Turrell's first exhibition at the gallery in 1999. In 1989, Almine Rech organized his first gallery exhibition in Europe with a Light Piece entitled Blood Lust.
"First I am interested in using light as material to work on the medium of perception. I want this material aspect to be physically felt." - James Turrell in conversation with Sébastien Pulot, in Rencontres 2, published by Editions Images Modernes/Almine Rech Gallery Editions.