OLAFUR ELIASSON: Y/OUR FUTURE IS NOW IN SERRALVES MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
It’s a major exhibition by the Danish-Icelandic artist, his first in Portugal. In this exhibition, the artist places several large-scale installations both organic and artificial within the museum as well as in the surrounding parkland.
Aiming to foster a dialogue between inside and outside the selection of works plays on the already strong relationship the Serralves Foundation has developed between built environment and garden.
The works presented in the exhibition Y/Our future is now are inspired by natural phenomena. They appeal to the senses while evoking philosophical, aesthetic, ethical and social questions that frame Olafur Eliasson’s incessant exploration of the potential of art to impact and improve the future of humanity
Author of a vast and innovative body of work that focuses on the relations between humankind, nature, art, science, architecture and society, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (Copenhagen, 1967) is renowned for his sculptures and largescale installations. His artistic practice invites an acute perception of the space between the natural and artificial and addresses questions and ideas at the centre of contemporary culture and society, such as urbanism, sustainable development, climate change and new forms of energy production. His works employ natural elements and phenomena — light, water, fog — to engage viewers in co-creating their experience of our world.
The exhibition is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and curated by Philippe Vergne, Marta Moreira de Almeida and Filipa Loureiro, with Caroline Eggel at Studio Olafur Eliasson
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
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