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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 […]

Tate Galleries respond to calls to decrease emissions

Recently, a number of British institutions pledged to make serious efforts to reduce their carbon footprint to help reduce our impact towards issues around global warming. Now, Tate Modern, along with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St. Ives have announced their new plans to reduce their emissions. The director of Tate Galleries said their […]

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 heads back to Tate Modern with extensive survey

In 2003, Olafur Eliasson wowed Tate Modern visitors with his Turbine Hall installation The weather project (2003). Beginning July 11th, he’ll assuredly wow more guests with what Tate Modern is calling ‘an unmissable exhibition.’ Titled ‘Olafur Eliasson: in real life,’ the solo exhibition will be a comprehensive look at the artists body of work as […]

Six exhibitions you don’t want to miss this year in London

With 2018 firmly in our rear-view mirrors, it’s high time to start venturing into the new year. It’s time to start planning out what we want to do with our weekends and days off. Well, we’ve got you covered with six must-see exhibitions in London so prepare your trips to England’s capital city everyone. ‘Bill […]

Modern art museum opens in Swiss Alps

Polish entrepreneur and famous art collector Grazyna Kulczyk is soon set to open a contemporary art museum in the remote town of Susch, in the eastern Swiss alps. The Muzeum Susch, as it will be called, will act as a museum as well as a research center, and is scheduled to open on January 2, […]

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. […]