Olafur Eliasson

Take your time

20 Apr - 30 Jun 2008

Installation view of the exhibition, "Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson"
April 20, 2008–June 30, 2008. IN2036.7. Photograph by Jonathan Muzikar.
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 was circulated by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and organized there by Madeleine Grynsztejn. At The Museum of Modern Art and PS1 Contemporary Art Center the exhibition was expanded, and its organization and installation were overseen by Roxana Marcoci and Klaus Biesenbach.

Tags: Doug Aitken, Thomas Demand, Mark Dion, Olafur Eliasson, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Carsten Höller, Robert Irwin, IRWIN, Lee Mingwei, Jonathan Monk, Dan Perjovschi, Paul Pfeiffer, Barbara Probst, Taryn Simon, Andy Warhol