Sep 26, 2015
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Olafur Eliasson The collectivity project

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The Danish-Icelandic artist 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, such as his construction of four waterfalls at different sites along the East River in New York City. Presented by Public Art Fund, this public art project introduced a staggering juxtaposition of natural and man-made forces. In 1995, he founded Studio Olafur Eliasson, which today encompasses some seventy-five craftsmen, specialized technicians, architects, archivists, administrators, programmers, art historians, and cooks.

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