29.05.2009 - 30.08.2009
Art Stations gallery
28.05.2009 7:00 p.m.
Prof. Krystyna Wilkoszewska
Art Stations Foundation presents an exhibition of works by Olafur Eliasson titled The truth of non-digital colours – the third display of Grażyna Kulczyk Collection.
Olafur Eliasson has been interested in the issues of perception, and especially color perception, since the beginning of his artistic career. The artist particularly emphasizes the relationship between light and color. One of the fundamental features of his art is a desire to expose to the viewers the ways in which they personally construct the experience of the surrounding reality and, above all, to make them realize the fact that perception is never an objective act. Relying on the theory of optics, he uncovers different perceptual mechanisms right before the viewer's eyes.
In the exhibition we are going to present one of the latest installations by Eliasson Abstract afterimage star, and two photographic series: The colour circles and I can only see things when I move printed in photogravure. Together they are an illustration of the artist's original way of engaging the viewer in the process of meaning creation and in themselves serve as a visual exercise for every spectator faced with Olaf Eliasson's art.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring texts by Prof. Krystyna Wilkoszewska and Frances Morris – head of Collections (International Art) at Tate Modern, London. The project will also provide for a specially arranged reading-room, where the visitors will have an occasion to get familiar with the most representative publications devoted to the work of Olafur Eliasson, including the impressive TASHEN publication “Studio Olafur Eliasson. An Encyclopediaas”.