Marion ackermann, Wulf Herzogenrath, Goslar, 2014.
Softcover, 110 pp., color illustrations, 10 x 7 x 0.5 inches.
“I’m trying to put the body in the mind and the mind in the body.”
Olafur Eliasson (b. Copenhagen, 1967; lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen) is a visual artist whose critically acclaimed solo shows have appeared in major museums around the world since 1997. In 2003, he installed The weather project in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London. He has engaged in several projects in public space, including the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007, London, The New York City Waterfalls, 2008, and Your rainbow panorama, Aarhus, 2011. In his studio, established in 1995, Eliasson works with a team of craftsmen, architects, geometers, and art historians; as a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, he has run the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments), an innovative model for art education, since April 2009. Eliasson’s practice is characterised by incessant exploration of our modes of perceiving. His works, described by the artist as “experimental setups,” span photography, installation, sculpture, film, major projects in public space, and architectural works. His work often bridges art and science. Exploring human perception, Eliasson has conceived iconic works that invite the viewer to engage with their surroundings, a process the artist has described as “seeing yourself sensing.”
The book is published on occasion of the exhibition at the Mönchehaus Museum and the awarding of the Kaiserring of the City of Goslar.