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Artist Olafur Eliasson named as Goodwill Ambassador for climate action

Olafur Eliasson, the Icelandic/Danish artist known for his large-scale works often highlighting environmental issues, was recently appointed the newest Goodwill Ambassador for climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The position is part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) who announced Eliasson’s role on September 22nd. Launched in 2016, the UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors […]

‘Entirely hollow aside from the dark’: a one of a kind artwork and experience

Entirely hollow aside from the dark is harder to explain with pen and paper, or with a keyboard as is the case here, than it is to experience. The immersive installation, described as a ‘psychoacoustic sound event’, will briefly call Creswell Crags, in the East Midlands, home allowing visitors to experience and consider nature alongside […]

‘Sensing Change’: an artwork in Chicago reflecting the weather

Weather and the arts have always had an interesting relationship. John Constable’s cloud studies verge on the obsessive, capturing the ever-changing sky. John Ruskin, the famous English art critic, once said ‘sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different […]

Collecting current history on climate change at the V&A

There are moments in history where it has been clear that history is being made. In 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr said ‘I Have a Dream’ or as the Apollo 11 made a successful moon landing where Neil Armstrong uttered ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’ While those moments aren’t […]

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life encourages visitors to engage with climate change

Olafar Eliasson, the Danish-Icelandic artist, has enjoyed a long relationship with the Tate Modern in London. Whether it’s flooding the Tate in artificial sunlight in 2003, or leaving 24 huge ice blocks to melt outside the gallery, Eliasson has been somewhat of a regular in the London art scene. This summer however, Eliasson gets his […]

Olafur Eliasson installs melting icebergs in the heart of London

Olafur Eliasson’s latest project is quite literally ground-breaking. The Danish-Icelandic artist has extracted 30 blocks of glacial ice from Greenland and placed them all around London where they will be left to melt. The temporary installation is called Ice Watch and it’s meant to act as a visual reminder of the impact of climate change. […]