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Art April, 30 2010

Olafur Eliasson “Innen Stadt Aussen” – Exhibition Recap

This week we had the chance to have a detailed look a the large scale solo exhibition of famed artist Olafur Eliasson. The exhibition takes place at the Martin-Gropius Bau in Berlin and marks the first solo exhibition of the artist in Germany, even though he has been living and working in the city for many years.

Just like we are used to see from Eliasson, the artist explores light and uses it along with mirrors and the reflection effect to create fascinating art pieces. The exhibition is split into several different parts, each interesting on its own. You can wander from an entirely mirrored room, to a sequence of rooms that are filled with fog (The Blind Room). The fog, together with different light effects results in an interesting aging effect on your skin. It is exactly this kind of interaction with the viewer that keeps us drawn into the exhibition. Another favorite for us was a room, in which the artist used water and flash lights, resulting in an incredible play. We tried to capture everything on both picture and video to best portray the exhibition.

Another highlight of the exhibition is a movie that Eliasson produced, entitled the same as the exhibition – Innen Stadt Aussen. With interesting mirror effects he created scenes all around Berlin. The result is very interesting. Last but not least, little details, such as real Berlin pavement on the floor, make this an event not to miss.

Olafur Eliasson “Innen Stadt Aussen”
Martin-Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstrasse 7
10963 Berlin

Many more images, as well as videos of the exhibition follow after the jump.

Images: Highsnobiety.com

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