Art experience: 'Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life' at the Tate Modern London
In collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Tate Modern in London is presenting 'In Real Life', an exhibition of work by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (1967). The 40 artworks on show cover the period from 1990 to today and include pieces derived from the artist's research into colour theory, complex geometries and motion patterns. The concept of the exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey and Emma Lewis focuses on the experience of the artworks as such and art per se.
A separate area of the In Real Life exhibition is dedicated to projects concerned with climate change issues, sustainable energy and migration politics. In this respect Eliasson can look back on a long relationship with the Tate Modern. 'The Weather Project' (2003) and 'Ice Watch' (2018) are among the installations that drew millions of visitors to the halls at the side of the Thames.
An eleven-metre-high waterfall sculpture on the terrace behind the Tate Modern is the latest addition to the artist's 'Waterfall Series', previously featured in such cities as Sydney (1998), New York (2008), São Paulo (2011) and Versailles (2016).