Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life

Mark Godfrey, 2019

Publisher: Tate Publishing.

ISBN: 9781849766326

Dimensions: 25.4 x 19.2 cm

This lavishly illustrated paperback with exposed spine detail accompanies the first UK retrospective of Olafur Eliasson's work.

This catalogue is conceived as an illustrated ‘field guide’ to his practice, featuring an essay by curator Mark Godfrey, as well as a range of short dialogues with a strikingly varied range of people working both inside and outside the arts – from anthropology, economics, political science, and biology to architecture and urbanism, dance, music, and food – the book provides readers with a ‘compass’ to Eliasson’s thinking.

For three decades, Olafur Eliasson (b.1967) has created an artistic practice driven by his interests in perception, colour, movement, and the interaction of people and their environments. Eliasson’s work engages the broader public sphere through works spanning the fields of sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installation. In 1995 he founded Studio Olafur Eliasson, which today comprises more than one hundred team members.