New York City Waterfalls by Olafur Eliasson

New York City Waterfalls by Olafur Eliasson

New York City Waterfalls
2008
Installation
Water, scaffolding, steel grillage and troughs, pumps, piping, intake filter pool frames and filter fabric, LED lights, ultra-violet filters, concrete, switch gears, electrical equipment and wiring, control modules, and anemometers
New York, USA

‘New York City Waterfalls, Eliasson’s most popular work was commissioned by New York City’s Public Art Fund to create a large-scale installation in direct communication with the area, Aspiring to create a structural reaction to the immense size of the city he chose waterfalls, a soothing icon of natural phenomena promoting a sense of ever-present peace for a city so gigantic it might otherwise be disorientating.

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson
Installation Art, Environmental Art, Institutional Critique, Relational Aesthetics, The Sublime in Art
Born: 5 February 1967, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality: Icelandic–Danish

Eliasson is an artist best known for his sculptured and large-scale installation art employing light, water, and air temperature to enhance the experience of the viewer. He has been involved in a number of public space projects, including the intervention Green river, carried out in various cities between 1998 and 2001. Eliasson was a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts from 2009 to 2014 and is currently an adjunct professor at the Alle School of Fine Arts in Addis Ababa. Eliasson’s studio in based in Berlin, Germany.

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