Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art just opened its doors to Olafur Eliasson's Riverbed, a massive landscape installation that blurs the boundaries between inside and outside environments. Characteristic of the internationally acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist’s style, Riverbed is a large-scale installation that offers an immersive and site-specific sensory experience for participants. Riverbed also marks Eliasson's first solo exhibition at the museum.
Taking over the museum gallery’s entire South Wing, the site-specific installation offers an interactive element that redefines the typical visitor experience at the museum. “Presence at an exhibition [takes] on a new meaning with Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed,” states Louisiana MoMA on the artist’s emphasis on the visitor journey. “We are both at the exhibition and on the exhibition.”
The Riverbed exhibition unfolds across three main areas of the museum. The first area, located in the North Wing of the museum, comprises the artist’s ongoing Model Room showcasing a collection of geometrical models that give a glimpse into Eliasson’s intellectual workshop. Across in the Large Hall, three video works–Your embodied garden, 2013; Movement microscope, 2011; and Innen Stadt Aussen, 2010–are displayed, each focusing on the theme of movement. Lastly, the top of the South Wing houses an archive of Olafur Eliasson’s art books and works, including his recently published ‘Contact is content’ book that features landscape photographs of Iceland taken between 1986 and 2013. The Riverbed installation will run until January 4, 2015.
Images via Louisiana Museum of Modern Art