OLAFUR ELIASSON: TAKE YOUR TIME: Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art presents this fall the internationally acclaimed exhibition Take your time: Olafur Eliasson. This exhibition gathers works from major public and private collections worldwide and spans Eliasson's diverse range of artistic production form 1993 to present, including installations, large-scale immersive environments, freestanding sculpture and photography. The Dallas presentation of this exhibition, the third U.S. venue of an international tour that "Time" magazine named one of the best exhibits of the year, will display several of the works previously shown in San Francisco, where the show originated, and New York and will add a new piece to the touring exhibition, "The outside of inside" (2008), that has yet to be seen in the U.S. The Dallas debut of "The outside of inside" (2008) expands Eliasson's previous experiments with light and color as it explores the co-production of color and its spatial consequences. The projections, made by twenty-four spotlights with color filter foil project a looped sequence of changing geometric shapes, varying in color. In response, the visitors see afterimages overlapping with the colors projected onto the walls. Color generally being conceived as a product of the brain, rather than existing independently in the world, the sequence is thus co-produced by the visitors. Eliasson is among the most influential and widely acclaimed artists of his generation. From light-filled environments to walk-in kaleidoscopes, his uniquely participatory works offer alluring spaces that harness optical cognition and meteorological elements, examine the intersection of nature and science, and explore the boundary between the organic and artificial. Take you time: Olafur Eliasson is designed to encourage viewers to understand the range of this artist's methodology, with each gallery demonstrating one of five fundamental aspects of his practice: a distinctive use of mirrors to displace the viewer's perception of both object and self; and exploration of light and optical phenomena via immersive environments that rely upon the view for full effect; a deep attention to and manipulation of landscape referents; a disposition toward scientific methods and materials, including a willful exposure of the creative process; and, finally, photographic suites of the Icelandic landscape. Included in Take you time are approximately twenty of what are considered his most outstanding and mind-blowing works including "Beauty" (1993), a curtain of mist that, from specific locations, depending on the height and position of the view, make visible a rainbow; "Jokla series" (2004), a set of forty-eight chromogenic color prints; and "360º room for all colours" (2002), which makes spectators acutely award of vision's active role in Eliasson's artwork; "Moss wall: (1994), a solid wall of living Icelandic moss; and "One-way colour tunnel" (2007).
Olafur Eliasson: Take Your TimeMadeleine Grynsztejn, Roxana Marcoci, Mieke Bal, Henry Urbach, Klaus Biesenbach, Daniel Birnbaum, Olafur Eliasson, Robert Irwin, Pamela M. Lee, 2007 Hardcover 276 pages pages
Publisher: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, USA
Dimensions: 25.5 x 29.7 cm