OLAFUR ELIASSON ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark June 18 – December
The installation – panoramic terrace “Your Rainbow Panorama”, by Scandinavian artist Olafur Eliasson (1967), was revealed for the first time on May 28, in Aarhus, Denmark. The half-circle promenade, made with a shield-like construction in a rainbow-spectrum of colors, is built on the roof of the ARoS Art Museum. Through this multi-hued prism, a gorgeous, 360-degree view opens up over the city of Aarhus and adjacent sea gulf.
This panoramic viewing area convincingly presents the city of Aarhus as a center of international contemporary art.
Continuing this celebration of conceptual art, the ARoS Museum's colorful sixth floor is home to Olafur Eliasson's optical installation exposition from June 18 until December.
Inspired by the interaction of light and matter, Olafur Eliasson mixes the borders of art and science and in an interactive and colorful environment, creates a sensual dialog with his audience. The artist imitates optical natural occurrences, skillfully subjecting them with machinery construed from a wealth of knowledge.
The installations' sculptor uses air, light, water and earth for materials. He invites the viewing public to come into the center of the installation's activity, thus becoming the fifth element – the ethereal natural unit in his work of art. By taking part in the event, the viewer will enjoy the complete essence of the work of art, gaining an assortment of investigatory discoveries in addition to a personal art experience.
The ephemeral, art-form conceptual installations on display at the ARoS Art Museum captivate the senses, mainly sight and perception, allowing one to ''reach the rainbow”, “catch a shadow” and coalesce with the frequency of light and the color-spectrum.
The sculptor literally gives body to the interactions between people and environmental events; he informs us about nature's primal characteristics and processes, which were around well before man-made visual art.