Olafur Eliasson, Firefly biosphere (falling magma star), 2023, inside Azabudai Hills Gallery/ Photo Jens Ziehe / Courtesy of Olafur Eliasson and Azabudai Hills Gallery
Olafur Eliasson: A harmonious cycle of interconnected nows
Nov 24, 2023 – Mar 31, 2024
Azabudai Hills Gallery
Tokyo, Japan

Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson is internationally renowned for his artworks that challenge the way we engage with the world around us and, in recent years, for his active engagement with social issues including the climate crisis. Driven by his interests in perception, embodied experience and ecology, Eliasson’s artworks often employ the use of movement, color and light to invite the viewer to actively co-create their experiences.
In this way, Eliasson’s artworks often highlight the entanglement between humans and the natural environment, addressing the shared responsibility we have in shaping the future. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice includes installations, paintings, sculptures and photography, and also architectural projects, interventions in civic space, arts education, policy-making, and climate action.

“On a large scale, everything is on the move, even seemingly stable things – our planet, the sun, and the solar system are all racing through the Milky Way, hurling around a central black hole. At the same time, if you get close enough, the world is made up of building blocks, the as-yet undiscovered elemental scaffolding of the Real. Currently we access this only at the level of our dreams. Art is fundamentally about using the power of imagination to make the impossible possible, the invisible visible. ― Olafur Eliasson

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