“Take your time: Olafur Eliasson” opens May 1 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The survey covers pivotal works from 1993 to the present including installations, sculpture and photography.
This past summer Olafur Eliasson blew us away with his amazing “New York City Waterfalls” (L.I.M.O. coverage here). The exhibit at MCA Chicago is a great opportunity for the Midwest to see what all the fuss is about.
The multi-sensory environments that Eliasson creates are all designed to take you out of place. The effect is a varying meditative state that discounts the reality of your surroundings. The experience precipitates bold personal change for the patient.
Take the advice of the artist and give yourself at least a day with this retrospect. When was the last time that you smelled arctic moss?
Take your time
1 May – 13 September 2009
Museum of Contemporary Art