Famed for such show-stopping works as The Weather Project at the Tate Modern and The New York City Waterfalls, Olafur Eliasson is celebrated around the world for his public space interventions and exploration of elemental materials.
In 1995, Eliasson established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research and fresh dialogues between art and its surroundings. First published as a limited Collector’s Edition and now available as an updated standard edition, Studio Olafur Eliasson enables the reader to delve into all the corners and crevices of the studio’s diverse projects. The key concepts behind the works are presented alphabetically and further developed in the course of short conversations with the artist himself.
Highlights from Eliasson’s thought-provoking installations, photographs, sculptures, and architectural projects are included, with additional material focusing on the research processes that contribute towards them. Noted art historian Philip Ursprung offers an introduction to Eliasson's celebrated practice.
Olafur Eliasson, born 1967 in Copenhagen, of Icelandic parentage, studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, from 1989 to 1995. Early in his career he moved to Germany, establishing Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin. Internationally acclaimed, Eliasson lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin.
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Philip Ursprung is professor of Art and Architecture at the University of Zurich. He is the editor of Herzog & de Meuron: Natural History, author of Grenzen der Kunst: Allan Kaprow und das Happening, Robert Smithson und die Land Art, and also works as a curator.
"The majority of Eliasson’s thought-provoking installations, photographs, sculptures, and architectural projects to date is included, with additional material focusing on the research processes at Studio Olafur Eliasson."