Tate Modern | Olafar Eliasson Exhibition

Olafur Eliasson exhibition teaser

This exhibition takes place from 11 July 2019 – 5 January 2020. As you may be able to tell from the short video, this shit is interactive, and therefore will probably appeal to the most basic of bitches, also you can look culturrrrred by telling people all about it.

Who is this dude?

Known for his large scale installation art and large sculptures, using materials such as water, light and air temperature, this guy has had some big projects.

One of these projects was ‘The Weather Project’ (which was also at the Tate Modern) which was made up of humidifiers to create a fine mist in the air using a mixture of sugar and water, as well as a semicircular disc made up of hundreds of lamps which radiated yellow light.

Photo by Dan Chung

The ceiling of the hall was covered with a huge mirror where visitors could see themselves as tiny black shadows against a mass of orange light symbolising the sun. Funnn.

What is THIS exhibition about?

Shadows and lights and that.

Officially called ‘In real life’ this exhibition is designed to make you aware of your senses, people around you and the world beyond. Pretty relevant in a world in which we are constantly deep in some form of tech.

Although this exhibition is very Instagrammable and certainly made this article look better. Never mind that though, here’s a bit more info on what it is all about in the words of a clever Tate person;

“Some artworks introduce natural phenomena such as rainbows to the gallery space. Others use reflections and shadows to play with the way we perceive and interact with the world. Many works result from the artist’s research into complex geometry, motion patterns, and his interest in colour theory. All but one of the works have never been seen in the UK before.”

A paragraph taken from the Tate Modern

As part of the exhibition, you have to follow a map which you are given as you walk in. You need to follow this at certain points so that you are entering rooms at the right end. All will become clear when you get there. Unless you go into the tunnel entitled ‘Your Blind Passenger’ then nothing will be clear.

‘Your Blind Passenger’

This exhibition is a crowd pleaser and an insta smash, take your woman she’ll love it.

Enjoy Nonchalant x

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