Previews: ‘Olafur Eliasson: In real life’ @ Tate Modern (London)

Olafur Eliasson returns to Tate Modern with Olafur Eliasson: In real life. This is the Danish-Icelandic artist's first major UK exhibition and survey of his career to date. It comes 16 years after 2003's The weather project, his world-renown piece which transformed the museum's Turbine Hall "into a social space where sculpture was bound up with the experience of being together with other visitors." The show consists of over 40 works including immersive installations, sculpture, photography and paintings — on Level 2 of the Blavatnik Building, but also at the Terrace Bar and in the Turbine Hall, along with a waterfall outside on the South Terrace. AM especially recommends walking through Din blinde passager (Your blind passenger), a beautiful and sometimes unsettling fog corridor. Olafur Eliasson: In real life opens on 11 July and continues until 5 January 2020. [caption id="attachment_343098" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Ventilator', 1997, Fan, wire, cable, Dimensions variable[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343113" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Model room', 2003, Wood table with steel legs, mixed media models, maquettes, Dimensions variable[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343099" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Moss wall', 1994, Reindeer moss, wood, wire, 60 square metres[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343104" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Moss wall' (background); and 'Wavemachines', 1995, Acrylic, transparent plastic sheet, water, ink (yellow), motors, transformer, 1.3 x 21.2 x 90 metres[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343112" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'The seeing space', 2015, Glass, 64 x 64 x 64 cm[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343111" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'No nights in summer, no days in winter', 1994, Steel, propane, 68 x 89 x 86 cm[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343110" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Beauty', 1993, Spotlight, water, nozzles, wood, hose, pump, Dimensions variable[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343109" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Din blinde passager' (Your blind passenger), 2010, Fluorescent lamps, monofrequency lamps (yellow), fog machines, air circulation system, wood, aluminium, steel, fabric, plastic sheet, Dimensions variable[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343101" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Din blinde passager' (Your blind passenger)[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343108" align="aligncenter" width="853"] 'In real life', 2019, Aluminium, colour-effect filter glass (green, yellow, orange), 208 x 208 x 208 cm[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343100" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Your spiral view', 2002, Stainless steel mirror, steel, 32 x 32 x 8 metres [Disorienting walk-through installation, multiple sharp edges — What could possibly go wrong?][/caption]  [caption id="attachment_343107" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Eine Beschreibung einer Reflexion, oder aber eine angenehme Übung zu deren Eigenschaften' (A description of a reflection or, a pleasant exercise on its qualities), 1995, Spotlight, mirrors, projection screen, motor, tripod, Dimensions variable[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343106" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Your uncertain shadow (colour)', 2010, HMI lamps (green, orange, blue, magenta), glass, aluminium, transformers, Dimensions variable[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343105" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] 'Big bang fountain', 2014, Water, strobe light, pump, nozzle, stainless steel, wood, foam, plastic, control unit, dye, 16.5 x 16 x 16 metres[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_343103" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Olafur Eliasson, wearing a 'Little Sun' lamp[/caption]   Photo credit and text: Patrick Nguyen.
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