Olafur Eliasson: Baroque Baroque

Olafur Eliasson, Mario Codognato, Irmgard Emmelhainz, Paul Feigelfeld, Georg Lechner, Sandra Noeth, Mirjam Schaub, Daniela Zyman, 2015
Paperback

Publisher: Sternberg Press, Berlin

ISBN: 978-3-95679-213-7

Dimensions: 23×34 cm

Pages: 272 pages

Sumptuously illustrated and amply explicated, Baroque Baroque captures in this impressive oversized catalog the vision and ambition of Icelandic-Danish artist Eliasson's installations of works from two collections (TBA 21 and Vergez) in the extraordinary baroque setting of Vienna's Winter Palace. Full-bleed color photographs and thoughtful essays by the exhibition curators and writers/theorists present Eliasson's artistic encounter with the baroque setting, focusing on how space, perception and cognition reflect the realms of politics, technology and the Anthropocene. A force in the contemporary international art community since the 1990s, Eliasson's large-scale installations and sculptures rooted in the American Light Space and Earthworks movements use light, water and air temperature to enhance and engage viewer experience. His work can be seen in major museum collections worldwide, including a monumental installation in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London.