Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting Olafur Eliasson: Nel tuo tempo. It is the largest exhibition in Italy to date exploring the art of Olafur Eliasson, from 22nd September, 2022.
From 22nd September 2022 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will host Olafur Eliasson: Nel tuo tempo. It is the largest exhibition in Italy to date exploring the art of Olafur Eliasson.
Curated by Arturo Galansino, the exhibition is a creation of the artist’s direct interaction with the spaces of Palazzo Strozzi. The artist has worked on all the Palazzo’s Renaissance spaces, from the courtyard to the Piano Nobile and Strozzina undercroft.
The exhibition features new installations and historic works that combine elements as colour, water, and light to create an interaction with our senses and the Renaissance architecture. The historical and symbolic architecture of the Palazzo is reimagined with installations built around the visitor who becomes an integral part of the artwork.
The exhibition is produced in conjunction with the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea which will be hosting a site-specific installation by the artist from November 3rd, 2022.
The exhibition runs from 22nd September 2022 to 23rd January 2023.
Who is Olafur Eliasson?
Olafur Eliasson is an Icelandic-Danish artist who works with sculpture, painting, photography, film, installation, and digital media. His interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self and community reflect in his work.
Eliasson does not limit himself to the confines of the museum and gallery. He also engages the public through architectural projects, interventions in civic space, arts education, and climate action.
He represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. Later that year, he installed The weather project, an enormous artificial sun shrouded by mist, in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London. More than two million people visited the exhibition. In 2014, Contact was the opening exhibition of Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris.
For the exhibition Life, in 2021, Eliasson removed the glass facade of the Fondation Beyeler, in Basel, Switzerland. He then conducted the bright green waters of the existing pond into the museum’s galleries.
Eliasson is one of the most original and visionary artists of our time. His works place the visitor at the heart of his reflection on the notion of shared experience and interaction with reality.