London

London

“OLAFUR ELIASSON: IN REAL LIFE”

Tate Modern
Bankside

Curated by Mark Godfrey and Emma Lewis

Sixteen years ago, Olafur Eliasson took over the Tate’s Turbine Hall and filled it with the light of a single day. The yellow sun and its orange glow made for an afterimage so overwhelming and profound that the memory of The Weather Project, 2003, set a high bar for anything else he might ever do. He has, nonetheless, been busy. The Tate has invited him back for a retrospective this summer that will load three decades of work into all manner of available space. Intuition, teamwork, logical paths, open roads, and honest dreams have produced an extremely diverse range of projects. So much color, light, and space will be mobilized that summaries will again be pointless. His work moves beyond art. It keeps proposing new social horizons, new publics, new places to live, and new futures. They meet us halfway.