Olafur Eliasson

オラファー·エリアソン
اولافور الياسون
奥拉维尔·埃利亚松
אולאפור אליאסון
ОЛАФУР ЭЛИАССОН

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Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. Eliasson strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world.
Eliasson’s diverse works – in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installations – have been exhibited widely throughout the world. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space.

Eliasson was born in 1967. He grew up in Iceland and Denmark and studied, from 1989 to 1995, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1995, he moved to Berlin and founded Studio Olafur Eliasson, which today encompasses some seventy-five craftsmen, specialised technicians, architects, archivists, administrators, programmers, art historians, and cooks. Since the mid-1990s, Eliasson has realised numerous major exhibitions and projects around the world. In 2003, Eliasson represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale, with The blind pavilion, and, later that year, he installed The weather project at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, London. Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, a survey exhibition organised by SFMOMA in 2007, travelled until 2010 to various venues, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Innen Stadt Aussen (Inner City Out), at Martin-Gropius-Bau in 2010, involved interventions across Berlin as well as in the museum. Similarly, in 2011, Seu corpo da obra (Your body of work) engaged with three institutions around São Paulo – SESC Pompeia, SESC Belenzinho, and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo – and spread out into the city itself.

Eliasson’s projects in public space include Green river, carried out in various cities between 1998 and 2001, and the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007, designed together with Kjetil Thorsen. The New York City Waterfalls, commissioned by Public Art Fund, were installed on Manhattan and Brooklyn shorelines during summer 2008. Your rainbow panorama, a 150-metre circular, coloured-glass walkway situated on top of ARoS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, opened in 2011, and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, for which Eliasson created the facades in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects was completed that same year. As a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, Eliasson led the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments; 2009–14), a five-year experimental programme in arts education located in the same building as his studio (www.raumexperimente.net). In 2012, Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen founded Little Sun. The social business and global project provides clean, affordable light to communities without access to electricity; encourages sustainable development through sales of the Little Sun solar-powered lamp, designed by Eliasson and Ottesen; and raises global awareness of the need for equal access to energy and light.
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Olafur Eliasson was born in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark of Icelandic parentage. He attended the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen from 1989 to 1995. He has participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide and his work is represented in public and private collections including the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Deste Foundation, Athens and Tate. Recently he has had major solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and ZKM (Center for Art and Media), Karlsruhe and represented Denmark in the 2003 Venice Biennale. He currently lives and works in Berlin.

The basic elements of the weather – water, light, temperature, pressure – are the materials that Olafur Eliasson has used throughout his career. His installations regularly feature elements appropriated from nature – billowing steam replicating a water geyser, glistening rainbows or fog-filled rooms. By introducing ‘natural’ phenomena, such as water, mist or light, into an un specifically cultivated setting, be it a city street or an art gallery, the artist encourages the viewer to reflect upon their understanding and perception of the physical world that surrounds them. This moment of perception, when the viewer pauses to consider what they are experiencing, has been described by Eliasson as ‘seeing yourself sensing’.

Many of Eliasson’s works explore the relationship between the spectator and object. In Your Sun Machine 1997 viewers entered a room which was empty apart from a large circular hole punctured in the roof. Each morning, sunlight streamed into the space through this aperture, at first creating an elliptical, then a circular outline on the walls and floor. The beam of light shifted across the room as the day progressed. The movement of the ‘sun’ across the room was apparently the central focus of the work, but in observing this, the viewer was reminded of his or her own position as an object, located on earth, spinning through space around the real sun.
For The Mediated Motion at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria (2001), Eliasson created a sequence of spaces filled with natural materials including water, fog, earth, wood, fungus and duckweed. During their journey through the exhibition, visitors were confronted by a variety of sensory experiences – sights, smells, and textures – which had been precisely articulated by the artist. Eliasson also modified the dominant orthogonal character of the building, including the insertion of a subtly slanting floor, which made visitors become more conscious of the act of movement through space.
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Olafur nasceu em Copenhagen, em 1967 e passou a infância entre a Islândia e a Dinamarca. Formado na Academia Real de Belas Artes, em Copenhagen, começou a apresentar suas esculturas e instalações em meados da década de 1990.
O processo da percepção da realidade está no centro de sua pesquisa artística, que parte da investigação de questões científicas e envolve a recriação de fenômenos naturais. Seus trabalhos, muitos de grandes dimensões e/ou instalados em espaços públicos, costumam atrair um público além daquele que está acostumado com o universo das artes visuais. Isso se dá pela interação que as obras de Olafur têm com o público.
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Olafur Eliasson (Copenhague, 1967) estudió en la Real Academia de las Artes de Copenhague entre 1989 y 1995. Actualmente Eliasson vive y trabaja en Berlín y Copenhague. En 1995 el artista fundó en la capital alemana el Studio Olafur Eliasson, que cuenta actualmente con un equipo de cerca de cincuenta personas entre artesanos, arquitectos e historiadores del arte. Como profesor de la Universität der Künste de Berlín, Olafur Eliasson ha puesto en marcha el Institut für Raumexperimente (Instituto de Experimentación Espacial), un modelo innovador de educación artística que funciona desde 2009.

Eliasson representó a Dinamarca en la Bienal de Venecia de 2003 y ha expuesto su trabajo en numerosos museos internacionales como la Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, el San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), el Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) y el P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center de Nueva York, el Museum of Contemporary Art de Sidney, el Musée d’Art Moderne de París o el Hara Museum of Contemporary Art de Tokio, entre otros. Entre los proyectos a destacar: Three to now; Part of The Divine Comedy, llevado a cabo con Tomás Saraceno y Ai Weiwei para la Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Como profesor de la Universität der Künste de Berlín, Olafur Eliasson ha puesto en marcha el Institut für Raumexperimente (Instituto de Experimentación Espacial), un modelo innovador de educación artística que funciona desde 2009. En 2012 lanzó el proyecto Little Sun, una lámpara que funciona con energía solar y que el artista desarrolló en colaboración con el ingeniero Frederik Ottesen para mejorar la vida de 1,6 mil millones de personas que, a lo largo de todo el planeta, no tienen acceso a la luz eléctrica.

Uno de sus proyectos más recientes, realizado en colaboración con el estudio Henning Larsen Architects, es el centro de conciertos y conferencias Harpa en Reykjavík (Islandia) que recibió el premio Mies van der Rohe de arquitectura en 2013.
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Olafur Eliasson, né en 1967 à Copenhague de parents islandais, a étudié à l’Académie royale danoise des beaux-arts à Copenhague de 1989 à 1995. Très tôt dans sa carrière, il s’est installé en Allemagne, où il a créé, à Berlin, le Studio Olafur Eliasson. Artiste salué dans le monde entier, il vit et travaille à Copenhague et Berlin. Philip Ursprung, né en 1963 à Baltimore au Maryland, est professeur d’histoire de l’art et de l’architecture à l’Université de Zurich. Il a étudié l’histoire de l’art à Genève, Vienne et Berlin et enseigné à l’ETH à Zurich, à l’Université des arts de Berlin et à Columbia University à New York. Il a dirigé l’ouvrage Herzog & de Meuron: Natural History (2002), est auteur de Grenzen der Kunst: Atlan Kaprow und das Happening, Robert Smithson und die Land Art (2003). Il est également commissaire d’expositions.
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Nato nel 1967 in Danimarca, vive e lavora fra Copenaghen e Berlino e partecipa a mostre internazionali dal 1997.

Nel 2003, ha rappresentato la Danimarca alla 50° Biennale di Venezia e, sempre lo stesso anno, ha completato l’installazione The weather project in esposizione al Tate Modern di Londra. Le opere di Eliasson esposte in luoghi pubblici comprendono il Green River, in mostra in varie location tra il 1998 e il 2001, e il Serpentine Gallery Pavillon del 2007, progettato in collaborazione con Kjetil Thorsen. Le New York City Waterfall, commissionate da Public Art Fund, sono state installate nell’estate del 2008 sulla battigia di Manhattan e Brooklyn. È stata presentata nel 2011 l’opera Your rainbow panorama, una passerella circolare lunga 150 metri e composta da pannelli di vetro colorati, posizionata sul tetto del ARoS Museum ad Aarhus in Danimarca. Sempre lo stesso anno viene inaugurato l’ Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, per il quale Eliasson progetta la facciata in collaborazione con lo studio di architettura danese Henning Larsen, per il quale ha vinto il premio European Union prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe nel 2013. In collaborazione con l’ingeniere Frederik Ottesen, Eliasson ha sviluppato il Little Sun, ovvero una piccola lampada in grado di funzionare nelle aree del mondo sprovviste di elettricità. Il lancio di Little Sun è avvenuto al Tate Modern Museum per il Festival di Londra del 2012 ed è stato successivamente presentato in tutto il mondo.
Per la sua prima mostra personale a museo danese Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, tutt’ora in mostra, l’artista ha riempito un’intera ala con pietre e acqua per emulare un fiume tortuoso che scorre attraverso le rocce. Una nuova serie di dipinti di Eliasson, in risposta al lavoro di J.M.W. Turner, sono in esposizione al Tate Britain di Londra, in concomitanza con le più grande mostra di autunno del museo; The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free.