Olafur Eliasson is a contemporary Icelandic-Danish artist most recognized by his works with mirror.“It is not just about decorating the world… but about taking responsibility,” says the artist.
Eliasson famously installed a giant artificial sun inside the Tate Modern and that’s probably his most recognized work. Eliasson uses natural elements (like light, water, fog) and makeshift technical devices to transform museum galleries and public areas into immersive environments.
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Known for their elegant simplicity and lack of materiality, his installations are rooted in a belief that art can create a space sensitive to both individual and collective.
His projects are deeply involved with the world in which they’re made, it seems more like a kind of factory to Eliasson, albeit one devoted to the manufacture of ideas rather than of things.
Eighty people are employed in its cavernous spaces, working on everything from the archive to the production of catalogues, the staging of international exhibitions to the design of full-scale architectural projects. The artist presents perception as it is lived in the world. Because people don’t satnd in front of his works as for pictures, but rather inside them, actively engaged, his installations posit the very act of looking as a social experience.
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