Olafur Eliasson: In real life

A great retrospective of Eliasson’s work at the Tate Modern. It’s all very photogenic – almost like he’s been preparing for Instagram for much of his career.

I really love that so many of them are different every time you look at them. You experience it in that moment, and it’s a bit different the next.

A fine mist of water drops in a dark room, lit from the side. A woman stands in front of the artwork.
Beauty, 1993, by Olafur Eliasson
A solid sphere of glass fills the right frame of the photo, set against black. There's an image of a woman's face magnified inside the glass.
The seeing space, 2015, by Olafur Eliasson
A close photo of many connecting metal rods making a 3d geometric shape.
Stardust particle, 2014, by Olafur Eliasson
A semi-solid sphere of made from metal rods hangs against an orange backdrop.
Stardust particle, 2014, by Olafur Eliasson
A deep orange frame with no distinct features. Two bodies can just be seen in the background.
Your blind passenger, 2010, by Olafur Eliasson
A photographer wearing a hat composes a photo inside an orange foggy room.
Your blind passenger, 2010, by Olafur Eliasson
Looking straight on to the elevator lobby in Tate Modern. The room is filled with orange light from a series of regularly spaced fluorescent lamps.
Room for one colour, 1997, by Olafur Eliasson
A black sphere made from many hexagons and pieces of mirror.
Your planetary window, 2019, by Olafur Eliasson
A semicircle of solid glass sits in a white wall. A hand is visible on the other side, magnified.
The seeing space, 2015, by Olafur Eliasson
Looking down a metallic tunnel to a light fixture at the end.
Your spiral view, 2002, by Olafur Eliasson
A round shower of water is frozen in mid air by strobe lighting.
A round shower of water is frozen in mid air by strobe lighting.
A round shower of water is frozen in mid air by strobe lighting.
A round shower of water is frozen in mid air by strobe lighting.
A round shower of water is frozen in mid air by strobe lighting.
Big Bang Fountain, 2014, by Olafur Eliasson
Small coloured plastic pieces join together to make geometric shapes.
The structural evolution project, 2001, by Olafur Eliasson
Two people hold hands in a room. A light shines on them from one side, casting a multi-coloured shadow of them against the wall.
Your uncertain shadow (colour), 2010, by Olafur Eliasson
A woman stands in front of a white wall. A light shines on her from behind, casting a multi-coloured shadow on the wall.
A woman stands in front of a white wall. A light shines on her from behind, casting a multi-coloured shadow on the wall.
A woman stands in front of a white wall. A light shines on her from behind, casting a multi-coloured shadow on the wall.
Your uncertain shadow (colour), 2010, by Olafur Eliasson
The shadow of Ed Horsford taking a photo with a large camera. His shadow is made up of multiple different colours from light yellow through to green and pink.
Your uncertain shadow (colour), 2010, by Olafur Eliasson