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Christie’s CEO Patricia Barbizet Profiled in FT

July 27th, 2015

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Tate Modern Announces 2016 Exhibitions for Georgia O’Keefe and Robert Rauschenberg

July 27th, 2015

Read more at The Guardian

 

Fate of SC State University Museum Collection Caught in Middle of Financial Dispute

July 27th, 2015

Read more at the Post and Courier

 

Matthew Eck to Launch New Art Fair in Miami Beach this December

July 27th, 2015

Read the press release here

Miami Building Project Featuring Works by James Turrell and Richard Serra Delayed Indefinitely

July 26th, 2015

Read more at Miami Herald

R.I.P. Ingrid Sichy, International Editor of Condé Nast and Writer, 63

July 26th, 2015

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More Engravings Disappear from French National Library

July 24th, 2015

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Rikrit Tiravanija Opens First Commercial Kitchen

July 24th, 2015

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Ground Zero Arts Center Sees Funding Cut

July 24th, 2015

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More Dealers Allowing Collectors to Try Art Out Before Buying

July 23rd, 2015

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Documenta Curator Adam Szymczyk Interviewed on State of Greek Crisis and Its Ties to Event

July 23rd, 2015

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Paris Art Dealer Opens Sculpture Park in Côte d’Azur

July 23rd, 2015

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Michael Heizer’s “City” in Basin and Range Sits at Center of Debate Over Public Lands

July 23rd, 2015

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Japanese Curator Launches Inaccessible Exhibition on Grounds of Fukushima Power Plant

July 22nd, 2015

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Startup Verisart Using Block Chain to Authenticate Artworks

July 22nd, 2015

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FT Profiles Edi Rama, Artist and Prime Minister of Albania

July 20th, 2015

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Whitechapel Announces London Open 2015

July 20th, 2015

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Steve McQueen and Kanye West Video Running at LACMA

July 20th, 2015

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James Turrell Honored at LACMA’s Art+Film Gala

July 20th, 2015

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Thelma Golden Interviewed in WSJ

July 20th, 2015

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Jeff Koons Buys Three Story Warehouse in Hell’s Kitchen

July 20th, 2015

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Leigh Morse Ordered to Continue Repayments on $1.6 Million Fraud Restitution

July 20th, 2015

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Brussels As An Emerging Art Center

July 20th, 2015

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Hermitage Museum Announces Plans for Contemporary Outpost in Moscow

July 20th, 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

More info about the artist coming soon.

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