In the art of Olafur Eliasson, the sun can rise inside a museum and rainbows can appear indoors. His immersive installations explore the intersection of nature and artifice, transforming ordinary spaces into sites of wonder and spectacle. From kaleidoscopes to waterfalls to mirrored passageways, the projects invite the viewer’s active participation while posing provocative questions about the workings of human perception. Published in conjunction with a major survey organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this catalogue presents a series of original essays investigating the complex origins and implications of Eliasson’s practice. More than two hundred color reproductions offer a rich overview of his most significant artworks from 1990 to 2007.
Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson
Edited by Madeleine Grynsztejn
Foreword by Neal Benezra; contributions by Mieke Bal, Klaus Biesenbach and Roxana Marcoci, Daniel Birnbaum, Olafur Eliasson and Robert Irwin, Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pamela M. Lee, and Henry Urbach
276 pages, 257 illustrations, 9 ¾ x 11 ½ inches, hardcover
Published in 2007
Published in association with Thames & Hudson on the occasion of the exhibition Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (September 8, 2007–February 24, 2008), The Museum of Modern Art and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (April 13–June 30, 2008), and Dallas Museum of Art (November 9, 2008–March 15, 2009)
ISBN 9780500093405 (hardcover)