Olafur Eliasson's “Three to now” at Harvard Graduate School of DesignJuxtapoz // Monday, 09 May 2011
"Three to now" by Olafur Eliasson from Harvard GSD on Vimeo.
Danish/Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson, has been at the forefront of some fantastic public art projects over the past few years, the highlight being his New York City Waterfalls from 2008. Through May 17, 2011, Eliasson is presenting "Three to now," a site specific work at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
The entire project is called "The Divine Comedy," with Eliasson, Ai Weiwei, and Tomas Saraceno following the idea of "exploration of the emerging domain of experimental spatial practice where the concerns of art, design, and activism are powerfully converging today. The exhibition traverses three critical realms—History, Mind, and Cosmos—in which aesthetics and the production of knowledge can be seen as inseparable practices that are reshaping our social and intellectual landscape and opening new opportunities for engaged action."
As for Eliason, his portion "has been to subject spatial and aesthetic practice to the rigors of both knowledge and invention, and at one and the same time. But if the spirit of the laboratory and of the counting house seems cold and out of place within an art practice, it is notable that every work of Eliasson figures at once as experiment or 'reality test' and as a confident affirmation of the mysteries and enchantments of nature."
More information here.