Olafur Eliasson Transforms a Museum Space into a Natural Rugged Terrain

In his first solo exhibition Riverbed, Olafur Eliasson assembled a landscape of stone and soil that conceals the normally tiled floor of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, to emulate a natural rugged terrain. 

Viewers are given the opportunity to become immersed in the authenticity of the art installation, and thoughtfully ponder the contrasting dissimilarities of the exhibit and the outside world. 

“What I'm interested in with my work at the Louisiana isn't really that you experience an object or an artwork,” says Eliasson.  “I am interested in how you connect this landscape to the rest of the world and ultimately, how you experience yourself within it.” 

Olafur Eliasson's Website
via [Louisiana Museum of Modern Art]

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