This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features one of Europe’s best-known and most-admired artists: Olafur Eliasson.
Eliasson’s art has origins not just in other art, but also in Eliasson’s fascination with science, math and the natural world. (You can see a suggestion of those overlapping interests in this piece, Viewing Machine (2001) at the Inhotim art/sculpture park in Brazil.) One of my favorite parts of this week’s show was when I asked Eliasson what a young Olafur wanted to be when he grew up. His answer was fantastic — don’t miss it!
An exhibition of Eliasson’s newest photographs — featuring his ancestral homeland of Iceland — opens next week at Chelsea’s Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Also, Taschen has just published a new edition of “Studio Olafur Eliasson,” a 532-page ‘encylopedia’ of Eliasson’s studio practice. (It’s available on Amazon for $25, a 40 percent discount.)
Image via Flickr user Diego Maia.