Your successful uncertainty
21/02/2014 - 22/04/2014
Galería Elvira González is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of the Danish- Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, opening February 21st. The exhibition Your successful uncertainty collects a variety of recent and new works in which the artist explores human perception. The artworks – including optical devices, light installations, a hanging compass, and a photo series – encourage the viewer to engage critically with the subjectivity of reflection and its possible distortions.
Olafur Eliasson (born 1967) studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen from 1989 to 1995. In 1995, he founded Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, which today has a team of about seventy people, including craftsmen, architects, and art historians. His work, which he describes as “experimental setups”, includes photography, sculpture, drawing and film, as well as major projects in public space. In Sanford Kwinter’s words: “The project of Olafur Eliasson has been to subject spatial and aesthetic practice to the rigors of both knowledge and invention, and at one and the same time.”
Eliasson represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and later that year installed The weather project at Tate Modern, London. Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, a survey exhibition organised by SFMOMA in 2007, travelled until 2010 to various venues, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
As professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin, Eliasson founded the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute of Space Experiments) in 2009, an innovative model of arts education. In 2012, he launched Little Sun, a solar-powered lamp developed together with the engineer Frederik Ottesen to improve the lives of the approximately 1.6 billion people worldwide without access to electricity. Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, for which he created the façade in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects, was awarded the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013.