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New Works by Olafur Eliasson at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Olafur Eliasson - "Multiple Shadow House", 2010. Wood, metal, fabric, spotlights, color filter glass, halogen bulb, projection foil and transparent projection foil, 396 x 141 ½ x 532 inches. Installation view Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Photo: Jean Vong. Courtesy: The Artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery presents an exhibition of new
works by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (B. 1967). Eliasson’s sixth
solo show at the gallery continues his exploration of and experimentation with
modes of perception and the experience of space and time.

Focusing on movement, color, and light – and the interplay between the
three phenomena – the exhibition involves the viewer in a collaborative creative
Throughout his career, Eliasson has challenged the notion of
the artwork as a static object, instead suggesting that the meaning and
generative potential of each work lies in the exchange between the piece and the
viewer. It is the visitor’s experience, his or her subjective perception and
mediation of the work that activates it; in turn Eliasson’s installations,
public projects, photographs and paintings prompt a new awareness in the visitor
of his or her own methods of interpreting the world. On view through 20
March, 2010.