There is a desire to cover up ecological degradation through artificially adding color, which constitutes a kind of denialism.
Kiss, Hug, or Get Lost in Olafur Eliasson’s Giant Reflective Spheres
Eliasson suggested that it was just fine for people to touch his artwork. He even said it would be great if anyone wanted to kiss or hug the spheres.
Wheelchair User Criticizes Tate Modern for Inaccessibility Issues at Olafur Eliasson Exhibition
The Tate has responded, saying that the tunnel sculpture in question “cannot be made safely accessible for wheelchair users.”
The Sprawling Ecologies of Olafur Eliasson
The curators of Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life have highlighted the the open-endedness of his practice by allowing the exhibition to spill out over the boundaries of the ticketed space into corridors, the terrace outside, and other places.
Claire Denis on Black Holes, Olafur Eliasson, and the Making of High Life
“This movie is about things we know today about our own galaxy. It’s not an unknown future. It’s almost here.”
Olafur Eliasson Partners with IKEA to Spark Affordable Solar Energy Products
A new partnership is slated to bring affordable energy and light to IKEA consumers around the world.
New VR Arts Platform Launches with Abramović, Eliasson, Koons, and a Whole Lot of Hype
Acute Art aspires “to explore and enable the transition from art in the physical world into the new, disruptive realm of VR,” something artists have been doing for years.
Olafur Eliasson Recruits Refugees to Assemble Symbolic Green Lights
In response to Austria giving migrants a red light, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson decided to create a “Green light,” a crystalline polyhedral LED light made from recycled materials.
Olafur Eliasson’s Sundial of Melting Icebergs Clocks In at Half-Past Wasteful
PARIS — In the aftermath of November’s terrorist attacks and the ruling Socialist Party’s meltdown following a strong first-round showing for Marine Le Pen’s far-right Front National party, I glummly went to the Place du Panthéon to see Ice Watch Paris, an exhibition of melting icebergs by Danish relational artist Olafur Eliasson.
Three Famous Artists Collaborate on One Empty Spectacle
Tree of Codes brings together the efforts of three major names from three different disciplines: Wayne McGregor, the award-winning British choreographer; Danish-Icelandic visual artist and light wizard Olafur Eliasson; and electronic music producer Jamie xx, one third of the band the xx.
Olafur Eliasson on Turning Light into Color
For the past six years, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has been working with a color chemist to produce paint pigments that correspond to each nanometer of the visible light spectrum.
Olafur Eliasson Creates a Riverbed in a Museum
Today, Riverbed, Olafur Eliasson’s first solo exhibition at Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, fills the museum’s South Wing with dirt and rocks of all sizes, complete with a narrow, meandering trench of water, to transform the space into a craggy landscape.