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Olafur Eliasson
B. 1967
GREY ACTIVITY SPHERE
stainless steel, mirror glass, aluminium, cables and light bulbs
122 by 122 by 122 cm. 48 by 48 by 48 in.
Executed in 2010. 
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist

Provenance

neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Anna Engberg-Pederson, Ed., Olafur Eliasson Studio. An Encyclopedia, Cologne 2016,  p. 83, illustrated in colour (model)
Anna Engberg-Pederson, Ed., Olafur Eliasson Experience, London 2018, pp. 172-77, illustrated in colour (model)

Catalogue Note

"I love the eclipse shape. Did you know that unlike a square, it doesn’t deform in perspective? Confronted with it, in perspective, you can’t sense the depth of the space. I like to play with the idea of challenging perceptions, or reflections, and geometry offers endless possibilities. Many might think that when you enter the art world, you step out of the ‘real’ world. But it is very much the opposite: with amplified sensations, one can connect even closer with the world and its current issues." Olafur Eliasson cited in: Clara Le Fort, '

Olafur Eliasson reflects on ways of seeing ahead of his latest exhibition', Wallpaper, 26 January 2018, online.

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