16/11/2011

Olafur Eliasson: Your body of work

[San Pablo] Brasil São Paulo. 1/10/2011 - 12/01/2012
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Art, VIDEO
Teatro de SESC Pompeia, 2011. The artist presents eleven installations, eight of which were especially created for São Paulo. Devised by Olafur Eliasson as a response to the city of São Paulo by invitation of the 17th Festival, Seu corpo da obra is a show featuring eleven installations and one work made in collaboration. The artworks entice the audience to experiment with their own perceptions of color, spatial orientation, and other modes of involvement with reality.

The artworks are on display at SESC Pompeia, SESC Belenzinho and Pinacoteca do Estado. "The exhibition proposes a network of experiments based around a temporary geography for São Paulo, creating narratives that add up to the viewerʼs experience," says Jochen Volz, exhibition curator and artistic director of Instituto Inhotim, in the state of Minas Gerais.

For the recently inaugurated SESC Belenzinho facilities, Olafur Eliasson created a rotating device that projects light beams into space. At Pinacoteca do Estado, he concentrates on experiments with mirrors, a classical tool in art, to converse with the architecture of the eclectic neoclassical building that underwent an intervention by architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha one decade ago.

Your body of work
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, SESC Pompeia, and SESC Belenzinho, Sao Paulo

Your body of work, São Paulo 2011. Photography © Olafur Eliasson.
Your body of work, São Paulo 2011. Photography © Olafur Eliasson.
Your body of work, São Paulo 2011. Photography © Olafur Eliasson.
Your body of work, São Paulo 2011. Photography © Olafur Eliasson.
Your body of work, São Paulo 2011. Photography © Olafur Eliasson.
Your body of work, São Paulo 2011. Photography © Olafur Eliasson.
Your body of work, São Paulo 2011. Photography © Olafur Eliasson.
Your body of work, São Paulo 2011. Photography © Olafur Eliasson.
Your body of work, São Paulo 2011. Photography © Olafur Eliasson.

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