Palace of Versailles, 2016
Photo by Anders Sune Berg
Courtesy of the artist, neugerriemschneider, Berlin and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
© 2016 Olafur Eliasson
Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. Eliasson strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world.
Eliasson’s diverse works – in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installations – have been exhibited widely throughout the world. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space.