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Olafur Eliasson - Works from the Boros Collection 1994-2015

Encompassing some 40 works by Olafur Eliasson, the Boros Collection in Berlin has one of the most comprehensive collections of works by the Danish-Icelandic artist in the world. The Langen Foundation is pleased to present a selection of these installations, photographs, and objects, which are arranged in a dialogue with the architecture of Tadao Ando. Curated by Christiane Maria Schneider and Christian Boros, the exhibition offers insights into the work of Eliasson from the perspective of the collector. Spanning the period from 1994 to 2015, it also provides a representative overview of the artist’s oeuvre from the beginning of his practice to the present day.
The comprehensive selection of works by Olafur Eliasson in the Boros Collection has grown over the years due to the continuous interest in and engagement with the artist on the part of Christian and Karen Boros. The Langen Foundation, which emerged from the collection of Viktor and Marianne Langen, is pleased to present this individual look at the artistic work of Eliasson. Ranging from early works to new acquisitions that have never previously been shown, over 25 individual works from the Boros Collection will be on view at the Langen Foundation.

Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen in 1967 and grew up in Iceland and Denmark. His work spans the media of installation, sculpture, photography, and film. Eliasson became known for works such as The weather project (2003) at the Tate Modern as well as The New York City Waterfalls (2008). His intense, experience-based, large-scale installations incorporate color, light, and movement, transposing natural phenomena into unusual contexts. In his studio in Berlin, established in 1995, Eliasson works with a team of over eighty people, including skilled craftsmen, architects, administrators, cooks, and art historians.

Olafur Eliasson - Boros Collection 1994 – 2015, a comprehensive publication produced in cooperation with Distanz Verlag, will appear over the course of the exhibition and will include texts by Joanna Warsza, Christiane Maria Schneider, Christian Boros, and an interview with Olafur Eliasson conducted by the artist himself.
176 pages; 100 illustrations; DE/EN; hardcover, cloth binding with dust jacket; ISBN 9783954760992; 24 x 32 cm