OLAFUR ELIASSON “NOTHINGNESS IS NOT NOTHING AT ALL”

NEWSText: Aya Shomura

"seeing plants" 2003 © Olafur Eliasson

“seeing plants” 2003 © Olafur Eliasson

The Long Museum, Shanghai, is holding the first survey exhibition of the work of world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson in a Chinese museum, “Nothingness is not nothing at all“.

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The career-spanning exhibition brings together artworks from the artist’s vast oeuvre, which extends from the early nineteen-nineties to the present and includes installations, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and film. A number of new artworks were conceived especially for the Long Museum exhibition, including the large-scale, site-specific installation “The open pyramid” (2016).

Olafur Eliasson says, “Art challenges our perspective on the world, turns it upside down, or suggests alternative views – I hope visitors to the exhibition will be inspired to undertake such enquiries”. Many of the works include elemental materials such as stone, ice, water, or light. Series of photographs and colour paintings reflect Eliasson’s approach to studying the phenomenon of colour perception and investigating the world.

Olafur Eliasson “Nothingness is not nothing at all”
Date: March 20th – June 19th, 2016
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Last admission is at 16:00)
Closed on Monday
Place: Long Museum, West Bund Gallery 2
Address: 3398 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District Shanghai
Tel: 021 6422 7636
http://thelongmuseum.org

Text: Aya Shomura

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