Gallery: Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Solar Lamp Provides 5 Hours of Co...

 
While the Tate Modern may be a far cry from the Little Sun lamps eventual destination, it is in some respects a natural location for Olafur Eliasson to launch and promote the innovative endeavor. In 2003 Elliason's installation the Weather Project took up residence in the museum's grand Turbine Hall, and Tate Director Nicholas Serota sees the Little Sun Project as a natural extension of Eliasson's work, stating "[he] is an artist whose work has always sought to bring new technologies to the service of art. In the Little Sun project, he has made a beautiful object with an immense social and economic values, which has the potential to change lives in off-grid areas of the world."

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