Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 23 Summer 2009 Contents TAKE YOUR TIME
e title of this exhibition says it all. Take your time, because to
fully engage with Olafur Eliasson's works you will need to immerse
yourself within them and allow each one to take you to another
place. ese are not artworks you look at -- they are works you
experience and places you enter where you must renegotiate your
relationship with all that surrounds you.
e artist is perhaps best known for his extraordinary Weather
Project installation in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall in 2003. Seen by
more than two million people who were drawn by an artificial sun
whose yellow light suffused the vast space with a hazy mist that
created a soft, fluid and seemingly boundless world, it was the most
talked about art experience of the decade.
Within these spaces, whether light-filled environments or walk-
in kaleidoscopes, you become part of his work and they reflect
back to you information about your interaction with them. is
participatory element is at the core of all his works and it is what
makes them so memorable.
Raised in Iceland where the spectacular weather and dramatic
landscape had a lasting impact on his consciousness, he has used
his memories of the colour, light, water, fog and ice, arctic moss,
lava rock and steam as catalysts for his explorations of how human
beings interact with their environment.
At the intersection of art and nature and of nature and science,
he explores the space between reality and artifice with an unerring
gift for seducing audiences into spaces that change their sense of
themselves and provide new lenses through which to view their
Take your time: Olafur Eliasson is the first full-scale survey of his
practice presented in Australia. With works from major public and
private international collections, the exhibition encompasses his
installations, large-scale immersive environments, freestanding
sculpture and photographs produced from 1993 to the present.
December 10 -- April 11, 2010
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
PHOTO: Ian Reeves Photography
EXPLORING THE BOUNDARIES: Olafur Eliasson, One-way colour tunnel 2007
stainless steel, colour-e ect acrylic and acrylic mirrors.
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