Renowned Danish-Icelandic artist and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Olafur Eliasson traces his artistic practice over the last 25 years in a keynote address while in Brisbane for the opening of the exhibition ‘Water’. From early works like Beauty 1993, seminal installations like The weather project 2003, to his monumental work Riverbed 2014 — Eliasson’s practice spans a broad range of media and inspires conversation about how art can turn thinking into doing in the world.
Watch Olafur Eliasson discuss his art practice
Watch ‘Riverbed’ come to life
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Featured image: Olafur Eliasson, Denmark/Iceland b.1967 / Riverbed 2014 installed at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 2019 / Water, rock (volcanic stones [blue basalt, basalt, lava], other stones, gravel, sand), wood, steel, plastic sheeting, hose, pumps / Courtesy: The artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles