Olafur Eliasson: Your Lighthouse: Works with Light 1991-2004

Olafur Eliasson: Your Lighthouse: Works with Light 1991-2004
Library Shelf Location 18.ELIA
Publication Date 2004
Description Olafur Eliasson’s installation The Weather Project cast a veritable spell over visitors to the Tate Museum of Modern Art in London as they gazed in wonder into a glowing artificial sun shrouded in mist in an exhibition setting transformed by the work into a neo-romantic landscape. In his installations, the Danish-Icelandic artist focuses on the factors that influence human perception in the age of technology--an approach that is more timely today than ever before. In an era in which our relationship to the world around us is shaped by the mediatization of human perception and our awareness of fundamental environmental loss, the juxtaposition of the natural and the artificial in Eliasson’s art compels us to reassess our notions about the authentic experience of nature. Works concerned with the phenomenon of light play an important role within his oeuvre, and they are the subject of this publication. Featuring an index of the 138 light and mirror installations completed between 1991 and 2004, this splendidly illustrated volume describes all of the essential aspects of this complex work. Essays by Jonathan Crary, Holger Broeker, Richard Dawkins, and Annelie Lütgens. Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 200 pgs / 260 color.
ISBN 3775714413
Quantity 1
Pages 192
Editor Holger Broeker
Authors Jonathan Crary, Richard Dawkins, Gijs Van Tuyl, Holger Broeker, Annelie Lutgens
Formats Hardcover, Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Olafur Eliasson
Categories Installation, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Perception
Related Gallery Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Artist's Nationality Danish
Language English

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