Tate Modern Olafur Eliasson
What a pleasure to discover something new and exciting.
Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist who uses a broad ouvre including immersive, photography, sculptures, real items and paint. Moss, water, fog, cardboard. Nature and geometry. The feel and shape of his and our world.
Visiting this exhibition you key into your senses, your alters becomes alive, you interact.
There are important messages here – but the visitor must work hard to find them within themselves – Olafur does not give you any answers.
At the very least, this exhibition is fun. It’s community. It’s climate dangers. It’s interactive with others as well as the works.
It’s not simply looking at pictures or sculptures. It needs to be experienced. It needs the viewer’s immersion.
The following few images tell it all…
Now take a look at these vids
Art-Tales is a magazine blog site following the journeys and reflections through the art world of artist, sketcher, art historian and critic Al Beckett.
Merely to amuse, inform and entertain, Art-Tales is aimed at people who simply wish to dip a toe into the art world, share an insight, smile at a joke and maybe even be informed a little.
Al regularly visits the major galleries in the UK and whenever possible, mainland Europe and the USA. He keeps up to date by subscribing to many periodicals, viewing documentaries and the news in general.
Al paints and sculpts himself and frequently sketches in-situ. He has written a book ‘The Primacy of Your Eye’ designed to give people some insights to enhance their experiences in galleries. Fully illustrated with 400 sketches and drawings of major art works and their artists, the book takes the reader on a journey through topics to perhaps consider to enrich the viewing experience.
To many, the art world is daunting, to others it holds little interest. A gentle submersion at a depth to suit the individual can produce rich and rewarding results.
That’s the purpose of Art-Tales.