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
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Monday)
Place: Long Museum, West Bund Gallery 2
Address: 3398 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6422 7636
Text: Aya Shomura