Olafur Eliasson (b.1967). Room for one colour, 1997. Mono frequency lamps. Dimensions variable Installation view at PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, 2011. Photo: Dmitry Baranov. Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles. © 1997 Olafur Eliasson
The upcoming Tate Modern exhibition is the most comprehensive retrospective of his career to date and the largest survey of his work in the UK. Bringing together 30 works from the last three decades of his career, the exhibition will reflect pivotal moments in Eliasson's career, from his investigations into space, motion and natural phenomena to his extensive experiments with light, colour, geometry, perception and participation that characterise his work today.
Installations on display include Beauty, 1993, a punctured hose that sprays fine mist, creating an illusion of a rainbow when a light shines on it; and his famous 1994 Moss Wall. The artist, who recently installed melting ice blocks outside Tate Modern in a bid to raise awareness around global warming, will present further works with an environmental focus. For the duration of the exhibition, Eliasson's installations will also occupy space beyond the gallery walls: the Tate Modern Terrace will host new Eliasson work as will the concourse outside of the galleries.
Olafur Eliasson (b.1967) Beauty,1993. Spotlight, water, nozzles, wood, hose, pump. Dimensions variable Installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2015. Photo: Anders Sune Berg. Studio Olafur Eliasson. © 1993 Olafur Eliasson
Based in Berlin, Eliasson and his Studio are best known for their installations, spanning sculpture, painting, architecture, photography and film, that play with elemental materials and immerse viewers in 'other-worldly' experiences. His most recent large-scale public artworks have broached political, environmental, and social issues, and have engaged viewers the world over. Olafur Eliasson: In real life offers a long-overdue opportunity to experience the immersive world of this 'endlessly inquisitive artist'.
|What||Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life, Tate Modern, 2019|
|Where||Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Southwark (underground)|
11 Jul 19 – 05 Jan 20, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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