Olafur Eliasson, ’The Weather Project (installation view at Tate Modern, London, 2003)’, 2003. Photo: Tate photography, Andrew Dunkley & Marcus Leith

The Eliasson Experience

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Olafur Eliasson, Experience, Phaidon

Captivating and warming in its bright yellow cover, just as the immersive effect of Olafur Eliasson’s The Weather Project (2003) at the Tate Modern in London, Olafur Eliasson: Experience offers a comprehensive overview of the artist’s “kaleidoscopic practice”. Traversing natural landscapes, as well as indoor spaces, his practice ranges from mammoth public interventions and architectural installations, to participatory social projects, as well as painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Olafur Eliasson is an artist with an oeuvre. 

Digesting almost three decades of his practice and collaborating alongside the artist himself and his studio team, Olafur Eliasson: Experience was published this October by Phaidon in a 440 page encyclopaedic effort. Hundreds of coloured images, essays, conversations and glorious double page spreads, the book becomes “the ultimate companion to one of the most multi-faceted and influential artists working today”. 

“Art isn’t bossy, it doesn’t tell us what to think or do. It offers a space, free of external interests, that you can claim as your own.” - Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, ’The Weather Project (installation view at Tate Modern, London, 2003)’, 2003. Photo: Tate photography, Andrew Dunkley & Marcus Leith
Olafur Eliasson, ’Your Sound Galaxy (installation view at Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, 2015)’, 2012. Photo: Wu Ling
Olafur Eliasson, ’Waterfall (installation views at Palace of Versailles, 2016)’, 2016. Photo: Anders Sune Berg

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