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Olafur Eliasson In real life

Olafur Eliasson Room for one colour 1997 Courtesy the artist © Olafur Eliasson 

Experience over 30 of Eliasson’s spectacular works

Olafur Eliasson returns to Tate Modern for a major survey of his career so far. Most of the works have never been seen in the UK before.

In Eliasson’s captivating installations you become aware of your senses, people around you, and the world beyond. He creates a rainbow from a punctured hosepipe and covers a vast wall with Icelandic moss. You can walk through a disorienting tunnel of fog or a kaleidoscope of mirrors. You can cast coloured shadows on the walls.

Within the exhibition will be an area which explores Eliasson’s deep engagement with social and environmental issues. And once a week you’ll be able to communicate with Eliasson’s 100-strong team in his Berlin studio via a live link.

The exhibition will continue with a spectacular installation in the landscape around Tate Modern. Eliasson will also be taking over the Terrace Bar, creating a new version of the innovative vegetarian canteen from his studio.

Eliasson has a long relationship with Tate Modern. His glowing sun, The Weather Project, drew hundreds of thousands of people to the Turbine Hall in 2003. More recently Ice Watch 2018 brought chunks of ice from Greenland to London. This exhibition will be another unforgettable experience.​

Photograph of Olafur Eliasson's artwork Your spiral view 2002

Olafur Eliasson Your spiral view 2002 Installation view at Foundation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, 2002 © Olafur Eliason Photo: Jens Ziehe Boros Collection, Berlin, Germany

a woman stands in an orange mist

Olafur Eliasson Den blinde passager / fog walk 2010 Courtesy the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York © Olafur Eliasson Photo: Thilo Frank

Photograph of Olafur Eliasson's artwork Beauty, 1993

Olafur Eliasson Beauty 1993 Courtesy the artist © Olafur Eliasson

Photograph of Olfaur Eliasson's artwork Moss wall, 1994

Olfaur Eliasson Moss wall 1994 Courtesy the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York © Olafur Eliasson

Photograph of Olafur Eliasson's artwork Big Bang Fountain, 2014

Olafur Eliasson Big Bang Fountain 2014 Courtesy the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York © Olafur Eliasson

Photograph of Olafur Eliasson's artwork Stardust particle, 2014

Olafur Eliasson Stardust particle 2014 Tate Presented by the artist in honour of Sir Nicholas Serota 2018 © Olafur Eliasson

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Dates

11 July 2019 – 5 January 2020

Advance booking recommended

Pricing

£18 / FREE for Members

Concession £17

Family child 12–18 years £5

Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)

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