Marciano Art Foundation has announced its second artist project, a site-specific installation created for the foundation’s expansive first floor Theater Gallery by renowned interdisciplinary artist Olafur Eliasson.
“Reality Projector” (2018) is Eliasson’s first major exhibition in Los Angeles, in over a decade. The artist has conceived a seemingly simple, yet complex installation that uses projected light and the existing architecture of the space to create a dynamic shadow play.
Eliasson’s exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to fully experience the magnificence of the space free of objects. He strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space. Due to these interests and the experiential nature of his work, Eliasson was a natural choice to create a site-specific installation in the distinctive 13,500 square-foot space.
Olafur Eliasson, born 1967, grew up in Iceland and Denmark. In 1995, he moved to Berlin and founded Studio Olafur Eliasson, which today encompasses some ninety craftsmen, specialized technicians, architects, archivists, administrators, programmers, art historians, and cooks.
In 2012, Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen founded the social business Little Sun, which provides clean, affordable light to communities without access to electricity and spreads awareness about the need to expand access to sustainable energy to all.
Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann founded Studio Other Spaces, an international office for art and architecture focusing on interdisciplinary and experimental building projects and works in public space, in 2014.
“Olafur Eliasson: Reality Projector” will run through August 26, 2018.
Founder: Louise Blouin