Olafur Eliasson Symbiotic seeing, 2020 Laser (cyan, gelb), Nebelmaschine, Lüftungsanlage, Roboterarm, Cello Masse variabel Sound in Zusammenarbeit mit Hildur Gudnardottir Installationsansicht: Kunsthaus Zürich, 2020 Foto: Franca Candrian Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles © 2020 Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson in conversation with Mirjam Varadinis
(Excerpt from the book)

«I want to have an impact», is one of your quotes that struck me. It makes clear how important it is for you to move something – both in the real world and in the minds of the spectators. What impact do you want to acchieve? And how can art effect such an impact?

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  • June 3, 2017
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    Serielle Formationen 1967/2017

    Daimler Contemporary (June 3 – November 5, 2017), Pre-visit: June 3, 2017, 11 am – 6 pm, Haus Huth, Alte Potsdamer Str. 5

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    Kestner Gesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, Sprengel Museum Hannover (june 3 – september 3, 2017), opening: june 2, 2017, Sprengel Museum Hannover: 17.00, party: 21.00 Kunstverein Hannover

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    Kunstraum Düsseldorf (june 2 – july 9, 2017), Himmelgeister Str. 107E; opening: june 1, 2017, 19.00: Jan Bonny and Alex Wissel, Jimmie Durham, Christoph Faulhaber, Adela Goldbard, Andrea Winkler, curated by Sabine Maria Schmidt

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    Kunsthalle Schirn Frankfurt (june 2 – september 3, 2017), Römerberg; opening: june 1, 2017, 19.00; first high regarded retrospective in Germany!

  • May 19, 2017
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    Magdalena Kita at WIELS, Brussels

    21 May 2017, 4 pm, at the auditorim of Wiels is an event to mark the debut of »Californication«, the first major book by Magdalena Kita, published by Snoeck, Cologne. The programme will be presented in a »talk show« format, with panel interviews of the book's contributors and a performance display of Kita's work. Participants include Matthew Licht (writer for the book, Florence), JL Murtaugh (editor and designer of the book, director of Syndicate, Cologne), and moderator Marthe Ramm Fortun (artist, Oslo, Norway).

    »Californication« represents the culmination of Kita's two-year project conducted in Los Angeles and several other cities, consisting of a large series of painted beach towels, choreographed performances with fitness models, and television advertisements. The book connects these outcomes with ten essays from art critics, professional colleagues, and the artist's ex-boyfriends, establishing a tone typical for her work which blurs the boundaries between Kita's personal life, public persona, and the social consequences of sexual politics.

    Magdalena Kita was awarded 2016 with Van Bommel Van Dam Prize at the eponymous museum in Venlo, Netherlands, and completed a six-month residency in Brussels and Athens developing a new series of Byzantine-style icons. Kita is the resident artist at SUPERDEALS, Brussels this May.