Olafur Eliasson: Playing with space and light

Olafur Eliasson: Playing with space and light

Denmark-born Icelander Olafur Eliasson has taken the art world by storm — and the meteorological dimensions of that statement are appropriate. The transparent simplicity and experiential nature of his work has built his reputation as one of the world’s most accessible creators of contemporary art.

Eliasson’s works emphasize tricks of light, refraction and scale, and tend to involve each viewer in his or her own unique experience. In the spectacular large-scale projects he’s famous for (such as “Waterfalls” in New York harbor), Olafur Eliasson creates art from a palette of space, distance, color and light. This idea-packed talk begins with an experiment in the nature of perception.

“Space is Process”, a film about Olafur Eliasson
This short film focuses on the public project The New York City Waterfalls, and the survey exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.

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