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Tunnel Discovered Next to Rockefeller Museum in Israel

September 1st, 2015

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More Galleries Moving Out of Chelsea, Crain’s Reports

September 1st, 2015

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Yves Bouvier Vows Revenge for Fraud Accusations

August 31st, 2015

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Olafur Eliasson Proposes Waterfall for “Art Pool” in Copenhagen

August 31st, 2015

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Delegation of Copyright Reps Call for International Review of Artist Copyright Law

August 28th, 2015

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Resident Artists Build Recreation of Vienna’s Loos Bar in LA

August 28th, 2015

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Takashi Murakami Showing Private Collection in Yokohama

August 28th, 2015

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Met Announces Plans for Former Whitney Building, Set to Open in May

August 27th, 2015

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Palestinian Artist Thrown Out of Banksy’s Dismaland Show After Anti-Israel Protest

August 27th, 2015

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Collectors Look to Art for Liquidity Following Market Rout

August 27th, 2015

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12- Year Old in Taiwan Trips, Punches Hole in Paolo Porpora Canvas

August 27th, 2015

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Ai Weiwei to Install “Forever” Bicycles Outside Gherkin in London

August 27th, 2015

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Yves Bouvier Assets Unfrozen by Singapore Court

August 27th, 2015

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Stefan Simchowitz Sues Ghanian Artist Over Disowned Works

August 27th, 2015

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William Kentridge to Create Massive Frieze on Banks of Tiber River

August 27th, 2015

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New York Times Notes Influx of Private Art Advisors in Strong Market

August 24th, 2015

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Fondazione Prada Lends Sculpture to National Museum of Iran

August 24th, 2015

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Tania Bruguera Returns to United States

August 24th, 2015

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The Broad Set to Open September 20th

August 24th, 2015

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NPR Investigates Quality of Engagement at Museums Worldwide and Dangers to Art World

August 24th, 2015

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Dutch Police Arrest Alleged Forger Asking €15 million for Fake Van Gogh

August 24th, 2015

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Peter Zumthor Profield in LA Review of Books

August 24th, 2015

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Marketplace Looks at Art Equity Startup Arthena

August 21st, 2015

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Ed Vaizey Places Export Bar on First Eyewitness Rendering of Niagara Falls

August 21st, 2015

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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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