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OLAFUR ELIASSON: Volcanoes and shelters    Nov 10 - Dec 22, 2012

The volcano series [detail]
Olafur Eliasson
The volcano series [detail], 2012
 
  
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Born in Denmark in 1967 to Danish and Icelandic parents, and currently living and working in Berlin and Copenhagen, Olafur Eliasson has built an international reputation as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His work explores human perception, both as a cultural construction and as a natural phenomenon.

For his seventh solo exhibition at the gallery, the artist will show three new series of landscape photographs taken in Iceland over the past two years. Presented both individually and in grid formations in the gallery's ground floor space, these “small encyclopedias” are composed of dozens of photographs that capture elements of the country’s terrain – massive volcanic craters, remote mountain shelters, geothermal hot springs. In these new works, Eliasson continues his investigation of how we see and experience our surroundings.

In the upstairs gallery, Eliasson will present Your disappearing garden, a room-size landscape of obsidian rock. Like many of his large-scale installations, this work subtly shifts the viewer’s experience of both place and self, blurring natural and social spheres as well as reality and representation. Along with this work, the upstairs space will display Object defined by activity {now), Object defined by activity (soon) and Object defined by activity (then), three installations that play with our perceptions of motion, light, and space as it relates to sculpture.

The artist's recent solo exhibitions and projects include Olafur Eliasson: Little sun, Tate Modern, London (2012); Your rainbow panorama, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark (2011); Seu corpo da obra (Your body of work), SESC Pompeia, SESC Belenzinho, and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (2011); Innen Stadt Außen, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2010); Your chance encounter, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2009-10); Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, SFMOMA (2007) MoMA, New York (2010).

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