Visual Arts

Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey

Organised by: Singapore Art Museum
  • Date:
    10 May - 22 Sep 2024
  • Venue:
    Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark
    Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar DistriparkSingapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark
  • Admission:
    Singapore Citizens & PRs: $15
    Tourists and Foreign Residents: $20
    Concession tickets available

Synopsis:

Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey is the first major solo exhibition in Southeast Asia dedicated to the work of Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. The survey exhibition presents a broad range of artworks that employ diverse media to touch on the major themes of his three-decade-long practice – embodiment, experience, perception, as well as the urgency of climate action and more-than-human perspectives.

In his art practice, Eliasson has been driven by the desire to make the ungraspable tangible. Artworks like Beauty (1993), Symbiotic seeing (2020), Ventilator (1997); and Adrift compass (2019) use ephemeral materials, such as light, wind, fog, and water, to conjure evanescent phenomena – shimmering rainbows, swirling mists, the split-second sculptural form of a spouting fountain – or make invisible elements of our surroundings like air or magnetic fields experienceable. Other works, like The cubic structural evolution project (2004), invite visitors to collaborate on creating shared experiences, building shared worlds.

Singapore Art Museum is the first stop for Your curious journey. The journeys that the artworks will take to each location over a period of three years is at the centre of one group of artworks on view in the exhibition: drawing devices installed in crates will create abstract drawings of the artworks' long trip to their destination by truck, train, or boat. These visual traces will be on view at each leg of Your curious journey, bringing into the exhibition the global story behind the show's development. Tickets are now on sale online at https://ticketmaster.sg/activity/detail/24sg_olafur.

Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey


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