Have you seen the new season of Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix? Many have been commenting on Olafur’s “slow mirror”.. Can you see through the illusion? Be sure to check out the whole episode, and the other great artists and designers featured
Beauty, 1993. Now part of In real life, Tate Modern, London
Arctic tree drifter, 2019
'Ideas, and ideas about ideas. Suppositions and suspicions about relationships among abstract notions — shape, number, geometry, space — emerging through a fog of chalk dust ... In these diagrams, mysteries are being born and solved.'
'The launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere today, highlights the need for governments to urgently scale up and accelerate efforts to address the climate emergency and protect the world’s oceans.' twitter.com/greenpeacepres…
The water we eat: Have you ever heard of 'virtual water'? Beyond our visible domestic water use, most of the water we consume is invisible – that is, used to produce industrial products and food. Here's an interactive breakdown of our water consumption:
I’m extremely honoured to become a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. Urgent climate action is needed and the best roadmap for our activities is the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an artist, I believe that culture offers access to and a felt understanding of the challenges at hand, and I look forward to joining the United Nations Development Programme in working towards these goals
New season of Netflix's show Abstract premieres on 25 September
Live from SOE is a series of livestream episodes, conceived for Olafur’s exhibition 'In real life' at Tate Modern. Streaming every other week for 30 minutes directly from the studio, this is a chance to give our audience a view into our everyday life and what it means to make artworks, exhibitions, commissions, and works in public space with Olafur. Our second episode – titled 'Advanced geometry‘ – looked at how we work with geometry research and model-making, and how this research is eventually turned into artworks.
This video is an excerpt from the full-length episode - you can watch it on soe.tv
Seeing spheres, 2019, Chase Center, San Francisco. Photo: Matthew Millman