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Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson
Posted: June 2nd, 2008
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Take your time: Olafur Eliasson is the first comprehensive survey in the United States of works by Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments, sculptures, and photographs elegantly recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere in his native Scandinavia, while foregrounding the sensory experience of the work itself. Drawn from collections worldwide, the presentation spans over fifteen years of Eliasson’s career. His constructions, at once eccentric and highly geometric, use multicolored washes, focused projections of light, mirrors, and elements such as water, stone, and moss to shift the viewer’s perception of place and self. By transforming the gallery into a hybrid space of nature and culture, Eliasson prompts an intensive engagement with the world and offers a fresh consideration of everyday life.

Take your time: Olafur Eliasson is on view at MoMA and at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center until 6/30/08.

  • Barbara A. Rehren

    Your Sunday Arts video was both stimulating and awesome. Though I’ve not been to the gallery to view it in person, I would love to know where the exhibit will be hosted next. Or, is there any chance of it being extended beyond today? It was mind boggling how it was done. I would have loved the experience of it in person.l

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.