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Take your time: Olafur Eliasson

May 1–Sep 13, 2009

Take your time: Olafur Eliasson is the first comprehensive survey in the United States of works by Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments, sculptures, and photographs elegantly re-create the extremes of landscape and atmosphere of his native Scandinavia. Drawn from collections worldwide, the presentation spans over 15 years of Eliasson’s career. His constructions—at once eccentric and highly geometric—use multicolored washes, focused projections of light, mirrors, and natural elements such as water, stone, and moss to shift the viewer’s perception of place and self, foregrounding the sensory experience of each work. By transforming the gallery into a hybrid space of nature and culture, Eliasson prompts an intense engagement with the world and offers a fresh consideration of everyday life.

Take your time: Olafur Eliasson is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Funding

Take your time: Olafur Eliasson is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Lead support was provided by Helen and Charles Schwab and the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund. Generous support was provided by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, and SFMOMA’s Collectors Forum. Additional support was provided by Patricia and William Wilson III, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.

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Lead support for the Chicago presentation is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris and by Anne and Kenneth Griffin.

Major support is provided by Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Cari and Michael Sacks, and Helen and Sam Zell.

Additional support is provided by Margot and George Greig; Agnes Gund; Nancy Lauter McDougal and Alfred L. McDougal; Jill and Peter Kraus; Barbara Bluhm Kaul and Don Kaul; Rosina Lee Yue and Bert A. Lies, Jr., MD.; and Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund.

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