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Olafur Eliasson . Baroque Baroque . The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy . Wien . Austria

Olafur Eliasson . Baroque Baroque . The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy . Wien . Austria
Olafur Eliasson . Baroque Baroque . The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy . Wien . Austria
Olafur Eliasson presents Baroque-Baroque, a selection of artworks from the private collections of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and Juan and Patricia Vergez, at The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy in Vienna.

Baroque-Baroque is an encounter between artworks, aesthetics, and worldviews from two vastly different epochs. Surprising similarities between the danish-icelandic artist’s installations and their ornate surroundings become subtly evident; through the use of projections, shadows, and reflections, the artworks invite the viewer’s active participation by mirroring, fragmenting, and inverting their position within space.
Olafur Eliasson . Baroque Baroque . The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy . Wien . Austria
Olafur Eliasson . Baroque Baroque . The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy . Wien . Austria

Olafur Eliasson . Baroque Baroque . The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy . Wien . Austria
Olafur Eliasson . Baroque Baroque . The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy . Wien . Austria

Olafur Eliasson . Baroque Baroque . The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy . Wien . Austria
Olafur Eliasson . Baroque Baroque . The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy . Wien . Austria
Olafur Eliasson . Baroque Baroque . The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy . Wien . Austria
Eliasson’s artworks establish a dialogue with the volubility of the baroque architecture. The baroque is here understood as a prolific process of constant reformulation; the tension between light and dark, knowledge and speculation, and rationality and spirituality opens up unexpected, “other” spaces of potentiality and transformation.

Photo by Anders Sune Berg, courtesy of Studio Olafur Eliasson.

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