Olafur Eliasson - Your Chance Encounter

Olafur Eliasson - Your Chance Encounter

by Olafur Eliasson

Hardback Publication Date: 20/09/2010

  $150.00
The acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson developed a sequence of spatial experiments for his Your Chance Encounter exhibition in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. His piece challenges visitors to move around and get their bearings, and stimulates them to see the museum as a public space for addressing art and reality critically. The installations were developed especially for the exhibition. They are arranged in a tight context with the spatial structure of the museum and extend the concept of architecture by the Japanese architecture practice SANAA. Olafur Eliasson does not work only in the museum galleries, but also in the corridors in between and the adjacent courtyards, thus linking the indoor and outdoor areas closely and examining this museum's unique qualities. The artist's book was created in close co-operation with Olafur Eliasson's studio. Its elaborate design with an extensive pictorial section offers a comprehensive record of the exhibition and an important analysis of this successful artist's work. An essay by art historian Eve Blau interprets the exhibition in relation to its surroundings and contrasts the experimental approaches of Olafur Eliasson and SANAA, while curator Hiromi Kurosawa introduces the history and context of the museum in Kanazawa. AUTHOR: born in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark of Icelandic parentage. He attended the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen from 1989 to 1995. He has participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide and his work is represented in public and private collections including the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Deste Foundation, Athens and Tate. Recently he has had major solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and ZKM (Center for Art and Media), Karlsruhe and represented Denmark in the 2003 Venice Biennale. He currently lives and works in Berlin. ILLUSTRATIONS 200 photos
ISBN:
9783037782118
9783037782118
Category:
Non-graphic art forms
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20-09-2010
Language:
English, Japanese
Publisher:
Lars Muller Publishers
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Dimensions (mm):
197x241mm
Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson is an Icelandic-Danish artist.

His work ranges from installation and sculpture to photography, film, and built environments, and has been exhibited worldwide in institutions such as MoMA, Tate Modern, and the Venice Biennial.

He works and lives in Copenhagen and Berlin.

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