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Olafur Eliasson In real life

Olafur Eliasson Your uncertain shadow (colour) 2010 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Vienna. Photo: María del Pilar García Ayensa / Studio Olafur Eliasson © 2010 Olafur Eliasson

 

Olafur Eliasson returns to Tate Modern with this unmissable exhibition

In Eliasson’s captivating installations you become aware of your senses, people around you and the world beyond.

Some artworks introduce natural phenomena such as rainbows to the gallery space. Others use reflections and shadows to play with the way we perceive and interact with the world. Many works result from the artist’s research into complex geometry, motion patterns, and his interest in colour theory. All but one of the works have never been seen in the UK before.

Within the exhibition will be an area which explores Eliasson’s deep engagement with society and the environment. Discover what an artist’s perspective can bring to issues of climate change, energy, migration as well as architecture. And once every other week you’ll be able to communicate with people from Eliasson’s 100-strong team in his Berlin studio via a live link.

The kitchen team at Studio Olafur Eliasson will also create a special menu and programme of related events for Tate Modern’s Terrace Bar, based on the organic, vegetarian and locally sourced food served in his Berlin studio.

Eliasson has a long relationship with Tate Modern. His glowing sun, The weather project, drew more than two million people to the Turbine Hall in 2003. More recently Ice Watch 2018 brought chunks of ice from Greenland to London. This exhibition will provide another unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Waterfall 2019

Visitors will also encounter a dramatic new waterfall sculpture situated on the terrace behind the gallery. Eliasson’s Waterfall 2019 is characteristic of his fusion of nature and technology, and his ongoing investigation of how we think about and respond to our environment. The 11m high sculpture is a continuation of Eliasson’s Waterfall series which have previously been hosted in cities across the world including Sydney (1998), New York (2008), São Paulo (2011) and Versailles.

Olafur Eliasson, Waterfall, 2019

Olafur Eliasson, Waterfall, 2019, Courtesy the artist neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles Installation view: Tate Modern, London Photo: Anders Sune Berg. © 2019 Olafur Eliasson

Photograph of Olafur Eliasson's artwork Beauty, 1993

Olafur Eliasson Beauty 1993 Installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2015 Photo: Anders Sune Berg Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles © 1993 Olafur Eliason

Photograph of Olfaur Eliasson's artwork Moss wall, 1994

Olafur Eliasson Moss wall 1994 Installation view: Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2015 Photo: Anders Sune Berg Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles © 1994 Olafur Eliasson

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

Olafur Eliasson Big Bang Fountain, 2014 Installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2015
Photo: Anders Sune Berg Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles © 2014 Olafur Eliasson

Photograph of Olafur Eliasson's artwork Stardust particle, 2014

Olafur Eliasson Stardust particle 2014 Photo: Jens Ziehe Tate Collection © 2014 Olafur Eliasson

Exhibition has been organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator, International Art, Tate Modern with Emma Lewis, Assistant Curator, International Art, Tate Modern

Recycle for 20% off an exhibition t-shirt

Do you have any old T-shirts you don’t wear any more? Bring them into Tate Modern for reuse or recycling and you will get a 20% discount on an Olafur Eliasson exhibition T-shirt. Members will also receive their further 10% membership discount.

Every year in the UK, over 300,000 tonnes of clothing goes to landfill. Much of this could still be worn by someone else and the rest could be recycled, by turning it into cleaning wipes or insulation. As sustainability is a key theme in Eliasson’s work, Tate and Studio Olafur Eliasson have teamed up to introduce a system for recycling your old T-shirts that we hope will become part of future Tate exhibitions.

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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)

16–25? Join Tate Collective for £5 tickets

See the exhibition for just £10 during Uniqlo Tate Lates. (Offer valid on visits from 18.00 during Uniqlo Tate Lates only.)

Book a three-course menu from Studio Olafur Eliasson Kitchen with same-day exhibition entry for £46

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