Olafur Eliasson "Your Light Shadow"

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)

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This show marks Eliasson's first solo exhibition at a Japanese art museum, and precedes the installation of a permanent installation by the artist on the museum's rooftop next spring. In addition to his latest installations, which draw spectators into a unique world through the manipulation of light, color and space, the show is scheduled to feature drawings and a scale model of the permanent installation, and a representative early work entitled Beauty.
In this exhibition, the artist throws out various questions concerning colors. Where is the border between red and yellow? How would we perceive things in a world devoid of colors? Above all else, perception and experience by the viewer are what his work is all about. The viewers' interpretation is influenced by their culture and history, and even more by their psychological state. By bringing ourselves face to face with his work, we come face to face with our own consciousness. One might say his work is a mechanism by which to sharpen and clarify our sensibilities. Notable about Eliasson’s work is a power of expression that extends beyond mere technical skill. You are invited to come and enjoy the creativity—and sublimity—of his world.
[photo: Beauty (1993) by Poul Pedersen]

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From 2005-11-17 To 2006-03-05

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Olafur Eliasson

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Ikuko Kohno tablog review

オラファー エリアソン 「影の光」

数年前、アートの視点から見た21世紀の変容についてインタビューを受けたエリアソンは、人々の知覚、中でも時間軸に対する感覚の移行をアートが加速させてゆくだろうと予期した上で、時間の経過、あるいはその持続こそが、真の意味での記憶や意識をつくり、本質的な解放となりうるのだと答えた。

Toshiro Mitsuoka tablog review

Olafur Eliasson 影の光

部屋の前面に広がるオレンジの柔らかな皮膜と、かすかに空間を意識させる空気の流れ。気がつけば私たちは部屋の片隅に座り込み、重ねられたオレンジの心象風景の中に手を伸ばそうとしている。

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