Olafur Eliasson : Notion Motion Exhibition
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen : Rotterdam : 22 May – 17 October 2010
In 2005 the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson developed a work especially for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in which the central theme was the visualisation of light waves. Notion Motion, an interactive installation covering 1,500 m2, can be seen again this summer.
Notion Motion by Olafur Eliasson consists of three parts that explore the interaction between water, light and the viewer. Eliasson has created an enchanting work with simple means. He immerses the viewer in a simple and minimal yet overwhelming visual experience created by the interplay of light and water.
Over the past fifteen years Eliasson has built up an impressive body of work consisting of rainbows, sunsets, waterfalls, aromatic walls, mist, beams of light and periscopes. He is considered one of the most important artists of his generation. Since 1995 he has had exhibitions in the world’s leading museums, including his highly acclaimed huge yellow ‘sun’ at Tate Modern in 2003. More recent Eliasson created four man-made waterfalls of monumental scale on the shores of the New York waterfront.
[extract : Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen]