Olafur Eliasson will speak about his work in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London
For over 25 years, Olafur Eliasson’s work has explored perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. Eliasson’s diverse works – including sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installations – have been exhibited widely throughout the world. Beyond the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space. Eliasson’s art invites viewers to explore future forms of coexistence by welcoming multiple perspectives – human and non-human alike. For his solo show at the Fondation Beyeler, the artist immersed the museum in a border-crossing investigation of our preconceptions of nature and culture.
Artist Talks is a program organized by the Fondation Beyeler and UBS in which internationally renowned contemporary artists speak about their work. The talks have an open, dynamic format and range from traditional lectures to moderated conversations between artists and prominent figures from the art world. The Artist Talks are held at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen / Basel and at other art institutions in Europe, America and Asia. They are filmed and available on: fondationbeyeler.ch/artisttalks.
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