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Olafur Eliasson & David Adjaye: Your Black Horizon by Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, one of today’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, and David Adjaye, a rising architecture star, have engaged in a unique collaboration. Eliasson’s light installation “Your Black Horizon,” which debuted at the 2005 Venice Biennale, was conceived from the start as a hybridization of both of their practices. The piece consists of a light, representing a horizon line, that emanates through a narrow gap in an architectural structure. This is the only light source, and it runs around the entire dark gallery space, without any visual obstruction. The optical illusion that is achieved is that of a reversed horizon line. This publication is presented in conjunction with the installation of this project in Croatia. Critic and curator Daniel Birnbaum, writer Eva Ebersberger and curator Daniela Zyman contribute in-depth essays, which are accompanied by large-scale spreads of the project.

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ISBN-13: 9783865603043
Publisher: Walther Konig/Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen in 1967 to Icelandic parents. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art, and now lives and works in Berlin. He says of his site-specific work that iinstalling it elsewhere is possible but then it is an other piece for me.i Nevertheless, his work is represented in public and private collections including those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Deste Foundation, Athens. Venues for his solo shows have included the Menil Collection; the Danish Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Tate Gallery.

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