Olafur Eliasson "Take Your Time"

The Museum of Modern Art

poster for Olafur Eliasson "Take Your Time"

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"Take your time: Olafur Eliasson" is the first comprehensive survey in the United States of works by Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments, sculptures, and photographs elegantly recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere in his native Scandinavia, while foregrounding the sensory experience of the work itself. Drawn from collections worldwide, the presentation spans over fifteen years of Eliasson's career. His constructions, at once eccentric and highly geometric, use multicolored washes, focused projections of light, mirrors, and elements such as water, stone, and moss to shift the viewer's perception of place and self. By transforming the gallery into a hybrid space of nature and culture, Eliasson prompts an intensive engagement with the world and offers a fresh consideration of everyday life.



from April 20, 2008 to June 30, 2008


Olafur Eliasson

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    Heather Christensen tablog review

    Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson

    With dual shows at MoMA and PS1, Icelandic artist Eliasson continues his work on awareness and perception, creating installations that play on viewers' senses. He uses water, light, mirrors and glass boxes in "Take Your Time" to a masterful effect.

    Teri Duerr tablog review

    Thanks for Taking the Time

    A last look at one of NYAB's favorite pieces, from one of the best shows of the summer—Olafur Eliasson's "Take Your Time" at MoMa and P.S.1, which closes June 30.

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