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OLAFUR ELIASSON “SOMETIMES THE RIVER IS THE BRIDGE”

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Olafur Eliasson “Bauty”, 1993. 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 Eliasson

A solo exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Sometimes the river is the bridge, the Danish-Icelandic artist’s first exhibition in Japan in ten years will be held at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) from June 9th to September 27th, 2020.

Since the early 1990s, Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967) has built up a wide-ranging artistic practice that spans the fields of design, photography, architecture, installation, sculpture and drawing.

Sometimes the river is the bridge features a representative selection of his works, many of which have never been seen before in Japan. This includes “Beauty” (1993), where a rainbow emerges in a darkened space, early and recent installations that use natural materials; sculptures that reflect Eliasson’s long-held interest in light and geometry; photographic series; drawings and watercolours; and documentation of several of the artist’s interventions in public space.

A major installations created specifically for the exhibition will utilize the cavernous space of MOT’s atrium.

Olafur Eliasson: Sometimes the river is the bridge
Date: June 9th – September 27th, 2020
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed on Mondays (except August 10th, September 21st), August 11th, September 23rd
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Address: 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Admission: Adults 1,400 yen, College Students, Over 65 1,000 yen, High School & Junior High School Students 500 yen
Tel: 03-5777-8600
https://www.mot-art-museum.jp

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