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July 30, 2012 | By Chris Barton
As if London weren't confusing enough to get around for travelers during the Olympics, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is inviting guests to explore the Tate Modern by flashlight this summer. In an exhibition that begins Saturday and continues until Sept. 23, the museum will be turning off the lights and inviting visitors to explore its Surrealist galleries using Eliasson's "Little Sun," a solar-powered LED lamp in the shape of a flower designed to help better illuminate the problem of global poverty.
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April 8, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Santa Monica will soon be sporting a new piece of civic art by Olafur Eliasson, and while it's on a considerably less massive scale than the giant temporary waterfalls the Danish-Icelandic artist installed along the East River in New York City as a public art project in 2008, it has the advantage of being permanent. The 9-pound table-top piece is the icing on a $1-million cake -- Santa Monica already having been awarded the cash component by Bloomberg Philanthropies, headed by New York City's multibillionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
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September 12, 2007 | Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Who wouldn't want to burrow inside a kaleidoscope, surrounded by captivating shards of abstract patterning in a shifting blaze of chromatic splendor? That's what Berlin-based artist Olafur Eliasson offers visitors who climb the stairs to the fifth-floor bridge at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where the first American survey of his radically enchanting Light and Space art opened Saturday. The show cements the 40-year-old artist's burgeoning reputation.
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July 30, 2012 | By Chris Barton
As if London weren't confusing enough to get around for travelers during the Olympics, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is inviting guests to explore the Tate Modern by flashlight this summer. In an exhibition that begins Saturday and continues until Sept. 23, the museum will be turning off the lights and inviting visitors to explore its Surrealist galleries using Eliasson's "Little Sun," a solar-powered LED lamp in the shape of a flower designed to help better illuminate the problem of global poverty.
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September 23, 2007 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
OLAFUR ELIASSON wants you. And not as a passive spectator. He wants you to be a "co-producer" of his light-filled environments, walk-in kaleidoscopes and fleeting rainbows. The Icelandic artist calls his works "devices for the experience of reality" and invites active participation. At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the site of his first big American survey, he offers plenty of opportunities.
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April 8, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Santa Monica will soon be sporting a new piece of civic art by Olafur Eliasson, and while it's on a considerably less massive scale than the giant temporary waterfalls the Danish-Icelandic artist installed along the East River in New York City as a public art project in 2008, it has the advantage of being permanent. The 9-pound table-top piece is the icing on a $1-million cake -- Santa Monica already having been awarded the cash component by Bloomberg Philanthropies, headed by New York City's multibillionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
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October 30, 2007 | Suzanne Muchnic
Madeleine Grynsztejn, senior curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has been appointed director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The seventh director and the first woman to lead the 40-year-old institution, Grynsztejn will assume her new position early next spring, succeeding Robert Fitzpatrick, who announced his resignation in March.
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June 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
When the spigots are turned on Thursday, four mammoth waterfalls will spring into existence off Manhattan's East Side. The free-standing cataracts roaring down into the East River and New York Harbor are a multimillion-dollar engineering feat designed by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. "The New York City Waterfalls" is the city's largest public art project since 2005, when artists Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, adorned 23 miles of Central Park's paths with thousands of saffron drapes.
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June 4, 2012 | By David Ng
Musicians with the London Symphony Orchestra are reportedly going to have to pull a Milli Vanilli when they appear at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in London. Reports from Britain state that the orchestra will mimic playing to prerecorded music due to concerns about the weather and the shape of the performing venue -- a large, oval-shaped arena whose scale would apparently make a live-music performance tricky. The ceremony, which is set to take place at the new Olympic Stadium, is being overseen by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, who serves as artistic director for the massive event.
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November 25, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
Think some cheese smells like feet? Well, now there's a cheese that has more than just that foot odor - it's actually made from human foot bacteria. An exhibit in Dublin features cheese made by taking swabs of human bacteria - from armpits, mouths, in between toes and in belly buttons - and adding milk to it. Biologist Christina Agapakis worked with odor artist Sissel Tolaas to create the cheeses, which they hope will challenge how we think about bacteria. "Cheese is actually a really great model organism for us to think about good and bad bacteria but also good and bad smells," Agapakis said at a presentation at the PopTech conference last month.
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September 23, 2007 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
OLAFUR ELIASSON wants you. And not as a passive spectator. He wants you to be a "co-producer" of his light-filled environments, walk-in kaleidoscopes and fleeting rainbows. The Icelandic artist calls his works "devices for the experience of reality" and invites active participation. At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the site of his first big American survey, he offers plenty of opportunities.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2007 | Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Who wouldn't want to burrow inside a kaleidoscope, surrounded by captivating shards of abstract patterning in a shifting blaze of chromatic splendor? That's what Berlin-based artist Olafur Eliasson offers visitors who climb the stairs to the fifth-floor bridge at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where the first American survey of his radically enchanting Light and Space art opened Saturday. The show cements the 40-year-old artist's burgeoning reputation.
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September 11, 2005 | Suzanne Muchnic
IF the title doesn't grab you, the artworks probably will. For his latest thought-provoking extravaganza, "Ecstasy: In and About Altered States," Paul Schimmel, chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, will fill the Geffen Contemporary with works by 30 artists who want to play with your head. You'll be under the influence of art, not drugs.
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