MoMA Museum of Modern Art

Olafur Eliasson

20 Apr - 30 Jun 2008

Olafur Eliasson, I only see things when they move, 2004
installation view at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2007
Courtesy the artist and Tany Bonakdar Gallery
Olafur Eliasson
Take your time
April 20–June 30, 2008

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.

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