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Luhring Augustine Opening Space in Tribeca on May 1st

February 28th, 2020

Luhring Augustine will open its new space in Tribeca on May 1st, a 3,500 square foot space on White Street.  The inaugural exhibition will showcase a selection of sculptures and works on paper by the late Lucia Nogueira
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Grayson Perry Wins Erasmus Prize

February 28th, 2020

Grayson Perry has won the prestigious Erasmus Prize, one of the Netherlands’ highest honors. “I always love a medal. I’ll probably design an outfit to match,” he said. 
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2020 Getty Medal Goes to Alice Walton, Martin Puryear, Kwame Anthony Appiah

February 28th, 2020

The 2020 Getty Medal, the highest honor given by the J. Paul Getty Trust, will go to philanthropist Alice Walton, artist Martin Puryear, and scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah. “The Getty Medal recognizes excellence and impact in cultural areas that help expand our understanding and appreciation of the world around us,” says David Lee, chair of the Getty Board of Trustees. “This year we are thrilled to honor three influential and transformative leaders.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Olafur Eliasson

Works and lives in:

Copenhagen and Berlin

Represented By:

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Education includes:

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1989-1995)

Eliasson is an Installation artist and Photographer. He is best known for creating natural, outdoor, settings inside galleries and exhibition spaces.

Eliasson’s work is represented in many private and public collections. The Guggenheim Museum (New York, US), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, US), The Menil Collection and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia (Madrid, Spain) are examples of institutions showing his work.

In 2003, “The Weather Project” was installed at the Tate Modern. This was Eliasson’s triumph. The installation transformed the gallery’s Turbine Hall into a solarium, with a representations of the Sun and the sky. The work spanned the entire legnth of the great hall. Humidifiers were used to create a fine mist in the air via a mixture of sugar and water. Hundreds of mono-frequency lamps emitted pure yellow light in the from of a semi-circular disc. The ceiling of the hall was covered with a huge mirror. The mirror served many purposes, it reflected heat from the lamps and allowed the visitors to see themselves as tiny shadows against the orange light.

Eliasson frequently displays his work in international projects, biennial exhibitions, and as commissioned outdoor installations. “Blind Pavilion,” is his 2003 creation for the Venice Biennial. “Your Black Horizon,” was commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza and David Adjaye in 2006, on the island of San Lazzaro in the lagoon near Venice, Italy.  The  piece was  a light installation, exhibiting a black room with a thin strip of light showing through the walls.

Recent and Upcoming Shows and Exhibitions:

Artist Homepage Olafur Eliasson

Wikipedia Entry

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