Like no other artist of his generation, danish-icelandic-rooted artist Olafur Eliasson stages the physical and material experience of artistic works since almost two decades. In this context, he questions our reception habits. Eliasson uses approaches from science, psychology and architecture in order to make the relation between reality, reception and representation visible and perceptible through movement, projection, shadows and mirroring. „Natural“ materials – as water, air, mist or ice – are producing environments in which visitors simultaneously become active participants of his art. In the comprehensive solo show key works from two important international collections as well as newly commissioned works will be presented at the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene.
A Cooperation between Belvedere, Vienna, Thyssen-Bornemsiza Art Contemporary Collection, Vienna and The Juan & Patricia Vergez Collection, Buenos Aires.
21 November 2015 – 6 March 2016