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Installation

Olafur Eliasson: One-way colour tunnel

Ongoing
Floor 5
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Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission.

Olafur Eliasson’s One-way colour tunnel (2007) invites visitors into a dazzling arched walkway of prismatic color. Move through the suspended passage to experience fluctuating, vibrant hues refracted through triangular glass and acrylic panels. With this sensory experience, Eliasson encourages us to reevaluate our relationship with the environment: “Taking one’s time means to engage actively in a spatial and temporal situation, either within the museum or in the outside world.”

One-way colour tunnel was created for the museum’s atrium bridge on the occasion of the 2007–8 exhibition Take your time: Olafur Eliasson.

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Olafur Eliasson, One-way colour tunnel, 2007 (detail); collection SFMOMA, gift of Helen and Charles Schwab through The Art Supporting Foundation; © Olafur Eliasson; photo: Ian Reeves
Olafur Eliasson, One-way colour tunnel, 2007 (detail); gift of Helen and Charles Schwab through The Art Supporting Foundation; © Olafur Eliasson
Olafur Eliasson, One-way colour tunnel, 2007; collection SFMOMA, gift of Helen and Charles Schwab through The Art Supporting Foundation; © Olafur Eliasson; photo: Ian Reeves

Header image: Olafur Eliasson, One-way colour tunnel, 2007 (detail); collection SFMOMA, gift of Helen and Charles Schwab through The Art Supporting Foundation; © Olafur Eliasson; photo: Ian Reeves