Olafur Eliasson visits Shanghai with an Emotions-triggering exhibition
On March 20th Shanghai’s Long Museum opened its doors with yet another fascinating and mind-opening exhibition featuring the world-renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The show bears the name of “Nothingness is not nothing at all” and is a carefully selected mix of artworks varying from the 90-s throughout Eliasson’s vast oeuvre till present and includes installations, paintings, drawings and sculptures. While still in construction, the artist has often visited the sight which resulted in a number of installations, including The Open Pyramid that welcomes you right at the entrance, that are specific and custom made for the museum.
As the creator says himself: “I wanted to amplify the feeling of the cavernous museum galleries by installing artworks that invite visitors to look inwards, to question how their senses work, and dream up utopias for everyday life. Reality is what we make it to be – it is what we see, sense, think, feel, and do. It is also what things, artworks, spaces, and cities do to us. Art challenges our perspective on the world, turns it upside down, or suggests alternative views…” And indeed, while browsing the galleries of the museum visitors follow an absolute array of realities and push their senses and imagination to the edge. Spectrums of colors, futuristic sculptures, magic installations – it is all there and it all reflects and embodies feelings, moods, emotions.
A delicate balance between the artistic and scientific, the exhibition will doubtfully leave anyone indifferent.
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