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Olafur Eliasson

Light experiments for Olafur Eliasson’s upcoming exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2024. Photo by Olafur Eliasson. Courtesy Studio Olafur Eliasson.

Olafur Eliasson: Open

In September 2024, Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967, Copenhagen; lives and works in Berlin) presents a new site-specific installation made for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. In line with Eliasson’s career-long exploration of light and color, geometry, and environmental awareness, the installation playfully engages with material and immaterial qualities of the museum’s architecture. A series of large-scale optical devices designed specifically for MOCA Geffen will respond to the building itself, as well as to the everchanging atmosphere of Los Angeles. Visitors will encounter a dazzling range of sensory experiences that harness the laws of geometric optics to address feelings and concepts of embodiment, perception, and participation.

Olafur Eliasson: Ope
n is among the more than 70 exhibitions and programs presented as part of PST ART: Art & Science Collide. This landmark regional event explores the intersections of art and science, both past and present. PST ART is a Getty Initiative.

Olafur Eliasson: Open  is organized by José Luis Blondet, Senior Curator, and Rebecca Lowery, Associate Curator, with Anastasia Kahn, Curatorial Assistant, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Presenting support is provided by Mary and David Martin / MADWORKSHOP.

This exhibition is made possible with support from Getty through its PST ART: Art & Science Collide initiative.

Lead support is provided by The Aileen Getty Foundation, the MOCA Environmental Council, and .

Generous support is provided by Agnes Gund, Nancy and Bruce Newberg and 

Additional support is provided by Siri Stolt-Nielsen, the Danish Arts Foundation, and
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Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with generous funding provided by Jordan S. Goodman + The Goodman Family Foundation, The Earl and Shirley Greif Foundation, and Pamela West.

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The carbon emissions from this exhibition have been measured and reduced as a part of MOCA’s climate commitment. Support provided by the MOCA Environmental Council.