Olafur Eliasson (Kopenhagen, 1967) is one of the most controversial artists in the world. He creates large and special installations in museums and in the public space. The interaction with the public plays a big part in his work.Read more about the artist
In 2010, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presented the monumental installation Notion motion (2005) by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (1967, Copenhagen). Notion motion was developed specially for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and was donated to the museum in 2005 by H+F Patronage, founded by the writer and collector, Han Nefkens. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen exhibited the installation Notion motion for the first time in 2005 and got enthusiastic responses from the public and press. In the Summer of 2010, this monumental installation was exhibited again in the museum's large exhibition spaces.
Over the past fifteen years Eliasson has built up an impressive body of work consisting of rainbows, sunsets, waterfalls, aromatic walls, mist, beams of light and periscopes. He is considered one of the most important artists of his generation. This film is a shortened version of the documentary Olafur Eliasson - Notion motion by Jan Schmidt-Garre that appeared in 2005. In this film, specially produced for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the creation process of the art-work is followed stage by stage. The documentary is on sale in the Museum Shop.