….In his first French solo show in over a decade, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson presents a collection of light installations in the galleries of the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, which completed earlier this year.
The exhibition, called Contact, plays with the perception and construction of spaces though a series of installations that aim to absorb visitors in fields of light and shadow.
The artist, who works out of studios in both Copenhagen and Berlin, also designed the 2007 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion with Snøhetta’s Kjetil Thorsen.
“My exhibition addresses that which lies at the edge of our senses and knowledge, of our imagination and our expectations,” explained the artist. “It is about the horizon that divides, for each of us, the known from the unknown.”
In a blacked-out gallery, visitors bask in the orange glow from a slither of light that cuts across the curving wall. The contrast between light and shadow is intended to give the illusion of the sun crowning over the black silhouette of the earth….
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