After the Modern Tate in London, Olafur Eliasson left for Switzerland and Spain with two new solo exhibitions: Symbiotic seeing, which showed at the Kunsthaus in Zurich until 22 March and In real life, running at the Guggenheim in Bilbao up to the 21 June. The artist ambassador of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) plunges visitors into immersive installations, puts their senses to work, and upends their narratives and perceptions. His goals? To reveal a new topography and heighten awareness of collective challenges like global warming. Visiting these two retrospective-style shows gives the feeling of a physical experience, through which we learn to ‘land’ in our world; a world that has never been so unsettled, a term dear to Bruno Latour, inspiration and friend of the artist.

Olafur Eliasson – The presence of absence pavilion, 2019 – View of the installation : Museum Guggenheim Bilbao, 2020 – Courtesy of artist ; neugerriemschneider, Berlin ; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery © 2019 Olafur Eliasson

From February 14 to June 21, 2020
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