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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self; and his diverse works—in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and architecture—have been exhibited widely throughout the world. His Berlin studio numbers about ninety craftsmen, specialized technicians, architects, archivists, administrators, and cooks. In 2003 his installation The weather project, an artificial sun in the Tate Modern, London, was seen by more than two million people. For the installation Ice Watch, Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing transported massive blocks of glacial ice from Greenland to Copenhagen (2014) and Paris (2015) to raise awareness of climate change. In 2016 Eliasson created a series of interventions for the palace and gardens of Versailles. Since 2012 he has run the social business Little Sun with engineer Frederik Ottesen, producing solar lamps and chargers for off-grid communities.

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