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Olafur Eliasson: Become Your Own Navigator | Art21 "Extended Play"

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Episode #265: Working with elements such as light, color, and reflection, artist Olafur Eliasson invites viewers to project their own subjective context onto the reading of his artwork. Eliasson attributes this approach to his childhood experiences traveling through the Icelandic landscape and his discovery of Light and Space movement artists like James Turrell and Robert Irwin during art school. For Eliasson, both experiences encouraged him to think about the relationship between space and movement—the agency of the viewer and the responsibility of the artist. On site for an exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York, Eliasson describes how his...
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