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Olafur Eliasson (Contemporary Artists (Phaidon))

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- Berlin-based sculptor, photographer and installation artist Olafur Eliasson (b.1967) creates works that explore the relationships between human beings, nature and technology- The artist re-creates fragments of the natural environment: icebergs at the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, a wind tunnel at the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek, Denmark- Eliasson uses immaterial sensations such as temperature, smell, taste, air and magnetic waves for his sculptural elements- Nominated in 2002 for the prestigious Hugo Boss prize, in 2003-4 Eliasson earned rave reviews for his representation of a giant sun and sky at Tate Modern in London
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ISBN-13: 9780714840369
ISBN-10: 071484036X
Pagini: 160
Ilustrații: Zahlr. Abbildungen
Dimensiuni: 191 x 264 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.97 kg
Ediția: Revised & Expan
Editura: Phaidon
Seria Contemporary Artists (Phaidon)

Locul publicării: United Kingdom

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Madeleine Grynsztejn is Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She was previously Curator of the 1999 Carnegie International and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art since 1997. Daniel Birnbaum is a contributing editor to Artforum and the author of several books on art and philosophy, including The Hospitality of Presence: Problems of Otherness in Husserl's Phenomenology (1998) and Production (2000, with the artist Carsten Holler). From 1998 to 2000 he was the Director of IASPIS, an artists' residency programme based in Stockholm. Since January 2001 he has been the Director of Portikus and the Stadelschule Art Academy, both in Frankfurt. Michael Speaks is an architectural theorist who has taught in the graphic design department at the Yale School of Art and in the architecture departments at Harvard University and Columbia University, among others. He is currently Graduate Program Head at SCI-Arc, Los Angeles. The founding editor of Polygraph and Senior Editor at ANY magazine in New York, he was also the Series Editor for Writing Architecture, published by the MIT Press. Speaks has edited several books on contemporary architecture and culture including The Critical Landscape (1997).


Interview - Critic and curator Daniel Birnbaum discusses with the artist the role of location and the immediate environment in both his gallery (indoor) and remote-site (outdoor) work. - Survey - Curator and critic Madeleine Grynstejn examines the unique position of the artist, overlapping technological and artistic innovation in the creation of his art. - Focus - Architecture theorist Michael Speaks looks at the work Green River (1998), a series of photographs, particularly in relation to Antonioni's 1964 film, Red Desert. - Artist's Choice - The artist has selected an extract from Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution dealing with our subjective, visual response to nature -- mirroring a central theme in the artist's own work. - Artist's Writings - Olafur Eliasson's writings include an essay on that most banal of topics, 'The Weather', and an open letter entitled 'Dear Everybody', addressed to the viewers of his artwork. - Chronology and Bibliography


'The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about.' (Artforum) 'The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art.' (Time Out) 'A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists.' (The Sunday Times) 'Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment.' (The Art Book)