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Olafur Eliasson: Photographs

Olafur Eliasson: Photographs

Matthew Drutt
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8 1/2 × 10 1/2 inches
104 pages

Published 2004

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Olafur Eliasson is known for his conceptual works based on architecture, science, and natural phenomena. Through his installations—composed of materials such as ice, water, light, and metallic crystalline structures—he generates a close connection between the phenomenology of things and their surroundings. His work, as he himself puts it, "questions the way we see and all the different systems of seeing." The first survey of Eliasson's photographs, this publication brings attention to an underrecognized aspect of his work and contextualizes it within the artist's broader oeuvre as well as within the history of contemporary art.

About the Author
Matthew Drutt is an editor, writer, and independent curator focused on modern and contemporary art. He formerly served as chief curator at the Menil Collection, where he curated the award-winning exhibition Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism (2003) and edited the associated publication.