Olafur Eliasson: Sometimes the river is the bridge

Art Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo , Kiyosumi Until Sunday September 27 2020
Olafur Eliasson
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Photo: Installation view: Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2015 Photo: Anders Sune Berg Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles © 1993 Olafur EliassonOlafur Eliasson, Beauty, 1993
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Photo: Installation view: Tate Modern, London Photo: Zan Wimberley, 2019 Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los AngelesOlafur Eliasson, Sunlight graffiti, 2012
Olafur Eliasson, Beyond - human resonator, 2019
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Photo: Jens Ziehe, Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los AngelesOlafur Eliasson, Beyond - human resonator, 2019
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Photo: Installation view: PKM Gallery, Seoul, 2017 Photo: Jeon Byung Cheol, 2017 Courtesy of the artist and PKM Gallery, Seoul © 2017 Olafur EliassonOlafur Eliasson, The exploration of the centre of the sun, 2017
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Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles © 2019 Olafur Eliasson Photo: Michael Waldrep / Studio Olafur EliassonOlafur Eliasson, The glacier melt series 19 99/2019, 2019

Time Out says

Olafur Eliasson does epic like few others. The Danish-Icelandic artist’s first Tokyo show in ten years will see breathtaking installation pieces from throughout his career fill the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo’s vast halls. Eliasson’s grandiose works demonstrate both his masterful manipulation of light and geometry, and deft incorporation of phenomena from the natural world. ‘Beauty’ (1993), in which a rainbow emerges in a darkened space, is just one such highlight.When Eliasson, a passionate environmentalist, captures the monumental power of nature, it’s for a specific reason: to make it explicitly clear that THIS – this glorious, miraculous planet with its winds, rains and rocks – is precisely what we’re systematically destroying by letting it melt, crack and fall apart. This is epic environmentalism and, yes, it’s sublime.

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Venue name: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Address: 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku
Tokyo

Transport: Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station (Hanzomon line), exit B2; (Oedo line), exit A3

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