Olafur Eliasson – Experience unfolds the work of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson up to recent times, with a review of his sculptures, paintings, photographs, films, architectural projects and installations in public space - each with an extended caption as a reader's guide. Eliasson will be known to many Louisiana audiences for his epoch-making installation in 2014, Riverbed , where part of the museum was transformed into a stone landscape with streams. Olafur Eliasson's works have been exhibited globally in institutions such as MoMA, Tate and the Venice Biennale. He works and lives in Copenhagen and Berlin.
Experience provides an overview of Eliasson's creative production, which speaks to a widely varied audience. From large-scale installations such as The weather project, which drew over two million visitors to London's Tate Modern in 2003-4, to smaller and delicate works such as watercolours, compasses and glass works. The view of his dynamic studio in Berlin completes the picture.
Experience is a guide to the works of one of today's most multifaceted and influential artists. The book includes key artworks such as Green river (1998), Ice Watch (2014) and Waterfall at the Palace of Versailles in Paris (2016) and provides an insight into many of Eliasson's lesser known works. It also contains brand new projects, A view of things to come, Reality projector and The unspeakable openness of things, which were installed in Beijing in March 2018.
Dimensions: H: 30.5 x W: 23.8 cm
Author: Michelle Kuo, art historian and curator, Museum of Modern Art, Anna Engberg-Pedersen, research and communication, Studio Olafur Eliasson