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.
From the Tate Modern:
Olafur Eliasson, the Danish-Icelandic artist who created the weather project at Tate Modern in 2003, brings a new project to Tate Modern this summer. Developed over the last two years, Little Sun is a work of art that brings solar-powered light to off-grid areas of the world.
Olafur Eliasson: Little Sun will feature a space on the third floor of the gallery, where visitors can learn about solar power, the global energy challenge, light and its importance in and for life. It will also include a special set-up for people to create light graffiti using the Little Sun and offer the opportunity to buy a lamp for £16.50. Charging stations will be located at the North and West entrances to Tate Modern.
Related Little Sun events will include late night blackout events in the Surrealism galleries at Tate Modern, a seminar, and the premiere of 16 short films on light, life, and Little Sun by filmmakers from off-grid areas around the world.
OLAFUR ELIASSON: LITTLE SUN
Tate Modern, London
July 28 - September 23, 2012