I decided to do something crazy (I’m not much into art) and visit the current Olafur Eliasson exhibition. His work at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, called “Innen Stadt Außen”, is his personal interpretation of living in Berlin.
Olafur Eliasson (Icelandic: Ólafur Elíasson; born 1967) is an Icelandic–Danish artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience. In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research. Olafur represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and later that year installed The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London.
His immersive works – installations, interactive spaces and whole rooms transformed into synesthetic experiences – were mind blowing and captivating. Eliasson managed to indeed transform the whole building into one continuous journey through space, with urban connotations strewn across the periphery. I very much enjoyed the exhibition and hope he returns one day with another showing like this.