Olafur Eliasson: A harmonious cycle of interconnected nows to Open @ Azabudai Hills Gallery on Friday, November 24!
The Azabudai Hills Gallery, to newly open in Azabudai Hills, will hold its inaugural exhibition Olafur Eliasson: A harmonious cycle of interconnected nows, curated by the Mori Art Museum, from Friday, November 24, 2023 to Sunday, March 31, 2024.
Olafur Eliasson (born 1967 in Denmark), an Icelandic-Danish artist, has attracted worldwide attention not only for his diverse genre-crossing works, but also his proactive engagement with social issues including the climate crisis. Eliasson’s works, including his large-scale installations, invite fresh interpretations of the world and our relationship with nature through new perceptual experiences guided by natural phenomena and their constituent elements of color, light, and movement.
The exhibition explores the ideas central to Eliasson’s new public artwork, A harmonious cycle of interconnected nows (2023). Through new installations, works on paper, and three-dimensional pieces – coupled with older works – the artist pursues the motifs of line, gesture and movement. From the large light-and-water installation Your split second house (2010) to Firefly biosphere (falling magma star) (2023), a geometric sculpture containing intricately refracted light, to new drawings powered by sunlight, wind, and other phenomena of nature, Olafur Eliasson: A harmonious cycle of interconnected nows presents a selection of works that appeal to the senses and are supported by research into natural phenomena, geometry, physics, movement and patterns.
Azabudai Hills Gallery Inaugural Exhibition
Olafur Eliasson: A harmonious cycle of interconnected nows
Exhibition Period: Friday, November 24, 2023 – Sunday, March 31, 2024
Venue: Azabudai Hills Gallery (MBF, Azabudai Hills Garden Plaza A, 5-8-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Hours and Admission: To be announced in mid-October
Organizer: Azabudai Hills Gallery
In Association with: Embassy of Iceland, Royal Danish Embassy
Production Support: Chiyoda Ute Co., Ltd.
Curated by: Kataoka Mami (Director, Mori Art Museum), Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)