The Danish Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has announced a new Earth Day project in association with the Serpentine Galleries.
10 July 2019
Olafur Eliasson is now a very big deal in the world of contemporary art
The highly anticipated launch of Ice Watch Olafur Eliasson’s global installation project, highlighting the catastrophic consequences of climate change was unveiled at Tate Modern and at Bloomberg’s European headquarters today 11/12/18.
6 December 2018
Olafur Eliasson working in collaboration with leading geologist Minik Rosing, is exhibiting blocks of melting ice, one in front of Tate Modern and another outside Bloomberg’s London headquarters to create the significant artwork, Ice Watch. Ice Watch will serve as a visceral reminder of the impact of climate change.
Olafur Eliasson’s Green light is an artistic workshop presented at Art Basel on June 18 and 19. This presentation will take place within Zome Alloy, an architectural structure by Los Angeles-based artist Oscar Tuazon to be installed on Messeplatz in Basel for the duration of the fair. Conceived by Eliasson as a metaphorical green light for […]
The Royal Academy of Arts has elected Olafur Eliasson and Jenny Holzer as honorary RAs for 2016. The have also elected Sonia Boyce as a Royal Academician in the category of Painting. International artists Olafur Eliasson and Jenny Holzer have been elected as Honorary Royal Academicians. The Duke of Devonshire and Agnes Gund have been elected as Honorary Fellows. Sonia Boyce RA (born London, 1962) Category of Membership: Painting Sonia […]
Olafur Eliasson is preparing his glacier, ice installation, Ice Watch, which is to be placed in the Place de la République, in Paris, to highlight Climate Change during the COP21. The visual artist, in collaboration with distinguished geologist Minik Rosing, have announced the unveiling for Wednesday. The launch of this major public artwork on display is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and realised in partnership with […]
In light of the tragic events in Paris on November 13, Olafur Eliasson and his team are working to find a suitable solution to how Ice Watch can play a role at the COP21. Ice watch is an installation involving Twelve immense blocks of ice, harvested from free-floating icebergs in a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, will be arranged […]
From Thursday 2 July Manchester will be alive with music, dance, theatre – and visual art as Manchester International Festival (2 to 19 July) celebrates a decade as the world’s only Festival of original new work. The programme includes world premieres, unique concerts and one-off events, including a number of free events across the Festival. […]
Time-sensitive activity, a new exhibition by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson will be opening at the Modern Art Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 26 February. The artist’s first solo exhibition in the region features works revolving around con- cepts like light, orientation, mirroring, and ephemerality – topics that have informed Eliasson’s practice for years. The […]
Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris is presenting a major new exhibition, launching the second phase of its inaugural program, with an expansive exhibition by Olafur Eliasson. Entitled Contact, Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition explores “the relations between self, space, and universe” by creating a cosmos within the Fondation. This will be Eliasson’s first solo show in France since […]
A large number of leading contemporary artists have very generously donated no less than 12 artworks, all of which will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). The participating artists are Allora & Calzadilla, Martin Creed, Olafur Eliasson, Jeff Elrod, Urs Fischer, Jonathan Horowitz, William Kentridge, Joel Meyerowitz, Rob […]
One hundred tonnes of inland ice from Greenland melts on Copenhagen City Hall Square as part of a project to highlight climate change. With Ice Watch, Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing direct attention to the publication of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report on the Climate. On Sunday, twelve large blocks of ice, collected from a […]
23 September 2014
Tate Britain presents acclaimed Danish artist Olafur Eliasson – creator of the impressive Turbine Hall commission ‘The weather project’ 2003, where many a viewer basked in the almighty glory of a replica sun – with a new series of works in the Tate’s Clore Gallery. The artist has made a new oeuvre of work that […]
Olafur Eliasson has relaunched his website with an innovative web-based survey of his artwork. Your uncertain archive presents artworks, exhibitions, works in public space, pavilions, models, books, talks, and research by Olafur Eliasson and his studio. The site encourages chance encounters with its content, using an extensive system of tags so that you can discover […]
The first major solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located on the outskirts of Copenhagen will open on the 20 August. Riverbed, which includes a monumental site-specific intervention, will mark a long-awaited collaboration between Louisiana Museum and the artist, who represented Denmark at the […]
Art Basel in Miami Beach’s brings together the worlds’ leading artists, museum directors, collectors, and curators for a daily line up of events. The programme offers dynamic dialogs between prominent members of the international art world. Featured artists include Doug Aitken, Cory Arcangel, John Baldessari, Dara Birnbaum, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Jim Drain, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, […]
Olafur Eliasson presents a series of new works and two large installations in São Paulo, Brazil in his first solo show held in two galleries (Galeria Fortes Vilaça and Galeria Luisa Strina) simultaneously. Eliasson’s work deals with sensory and perceptual questions, seeking to reinforce the idea that we all co-produce the world in which we […]
‘Over the years, I have been absorbed by phenomena such as light, time, the negotiation of space, compassion and the relation between body, mind, and action. Little Sun brings these different strands of my work together – this is a very important step for me. By bringing Little Sun to Tate Modern and the London […]
Despite the huge success of his Tate Turbine Hall Weather Project, Olympics organisers have rejected an application by Scandinavian artist Olafur Eliasson Eliasson had been commissioned to create a piece for the London 2012 Festival with a budget of £1 million. The piece was meant to explore the benefits of taking a deep breath. […]