Olafur Eliasson "Contact" @ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
DesignBoom and photographer Iwan Baan have some really beautiful imagery from Olafur Eliasson's Contact installations and exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris that opens this week. Olafur is one of the world's great "experiential" artists, creating experiences and atmosphere that is almost never matched by other installation artists. 

Olafur Eliasson Creates Riverbed Inside Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Danish-Icelandic artist and designer Olafur Eliasson, whose installations we have often featured on the site, is opening a solo show at Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art entitled "Riverbed." The main work, a giant landscape, will unfold throughout the whole South Wing of the museum in one great sweep – and as a major intervention in Louisiana’s usual administration of art in space, thus giving the viewer the opportunity to think about the aesthetic experience as more than just the encounter between subjects and objects...

Olafur Eliasson's The New Planet Installation

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Olafur Eliasson's "The New Planet" is constructed in the shape of an oloid, a geometric form discovered in 1924 by scientist Paul Schatz; the shape’s form is conceived around two congruent circles, placed perpendicular to one another with the centre of each lying on the circumference of the other. Very cool.

Interact with Moon by Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 20, 2014
Originally featured at the annual Berlin Falling Walls conference, artists Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson collaborated to create Moon, a digital canvas where users can interact, and leave their unique mark on the moon...

Large-Scale Installations by Olafur Eliasson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
This morning we take a look at a variety of large-scale art and sculpture installations by Danish-Icelandic artist and designer Olafur Eliasson and his studio. Olafur is known for using materials such as light, mirrors, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer's experience.  

The Infinite Staircase by Olafur Eliasson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Completed in 2004, Umschreibung (or rewriting) is a surreal spiral steel staircase built by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson. The staircase resides permanently in the courtyard of the global accounting firm KPMG in Munich. You may remember Eliasson’s name from his New York City Waterfalls project back in 2008, where the artist created four man-made waterfalls in the New York Harbor, one being directly under the Brooklyn Bridge that was around 100 feet tall.

Infinite Staircase by Olafur Eliasson

Street Art // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Completed in 2004, Umschreibung (or rewriting) is a surreal spiral steel staircase built by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson. The staircase resides permanently in the courtyard of the global accounting firm KPMG in Munich. You may remember Eliasson’s name from his New York City Waterfalls project back in 2008, where the artist created four man-made waterfalls in the New York Harbor, one being directly under the Brooklyn Bridge that was around 100 feet tall.

Olafur Eliasson "Little Sun" @ Tate Modern, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Whether creating waterfalls along the East River in NYC, a rainbow panorama viewing room at the Aros Museum in Aarthus, Denmark, or a beautiful one-way color tunnel like the one we saw at SFMoMA, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is one of the most heralded contemporary artists working today. In short, he is like a scientist who happens to make incredibe, immersive, experience-based art. Just in time for the Olympics, Eliasson will open Little Sun at the Tate Modern.

"Your Rainbow Panorama" by Olafur Eliasson

Street Art // Monday, March 12, 2012
Choose what hue or tint you would like to view the world in.  The rooftop at the Aros Museum in Aarthus, Denmark permanently hosts this circular rainbow walkway designed by Olafur Elliasson.  At night, the installation is lit up from inside by spotlights embedded in the floor.

Olafur Eliasson's Your Rainbow Panorama

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 20, 2011
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson just opened his newest installation piece, Your Rainbow Panorama, a permanent structure that provides a 360º view of the city of Arhus, Denmark. The structure sits above the ARoS Museum of Art.
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