The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson creates large scale, immersive art installations. They take over spaces and hypnotize crowds of viewers. His work explores questions facing the world today including renewable energy, climate change and migration.
A new exhibition at Tate Modern in London explores the ideas, influences and starting points of these spectacular works. Within the show the Expanded Studio showcases research for projects and collaborations. The room is based on Eliasson’s studio in Berlin. It includes a long pin-board wall where collaborators share questions, articles, images and news clippings. They expand from keywords and themes which guide the collection of clippings like a giant brainstorm. An exciting energy is created by potential avenues of investigation created by the vast amount of information. The Expanded Studio is a hotbed of ideas and creativity which ultimately become artworks.
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