Episode No. 50 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Olafur Eliasson.
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.)
Eliasson is one of the world’s most famous artists. His projects include The Weather Project, a 2003 installation at the Tate Modern and “Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson,” a 2007-08 retrospective that was curated by Madeline Grynsztejn for the San Francisco Museum of Modern art. The show traveled to the Museum of Modern Art, New York and its PS1 satellite as well as to the MCA Chicago and the Dallas Museum of Art. A full (and long) list of Eliasson’s exhibitions and projects is available at his excellent website.
Air date: Oct. 18, 2012.