Sometimes things make you say “wow, that is really cool.” There are other times when something is so amazing that there are no words.
If you have never heard of Olafur Eliasson, I am so glad to say that today I am able to give you a spectacular gift. Olafur is one of the greatest and most influential thinkers (and artists!) of our time, friends. On December 10, 2009, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia opened an installation of Olafur Eliasson pieces in a collection called Take Your Time. The installation is open until April 11, 2010.
Make sure that you visit Olafur Eliasson’s personal website. You’re missing out on life if you don’t.
From the MCA Sydney website on the exhibit:
Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson is the first full-scale survey of projects by this contemporary Icelandic artist to have been presented in Australia. The exhibition gathers works from major public and private collections worldwide and spans Eliasson’s diverse range of artistic production from 1993 to the present, including installations, large-scale immersive environments, freestanding sculpture, and photography.
Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson has been organised by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and curated by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (and SFMOMA’s former Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture) in close collaboration with the artist. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue which thoroughly explores Eliasson’s practice and its critical context.
I wish I had the bread to go to Sydney this week.
Check out some images, all courtesy of the MCA Sydney website: