From November 3, 2022 to March 26, 2023 Castello di Rivoli Museo d’rte Contemporanea presents the exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Orizzonti tremanti / Trembling horizons. The artist transforms the Manica Lunga wing of Castello di Rivoli by installing a new series of six immersive wedge-
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Since the late nineties, Eliasson’ practice has combined the memory of the encounter with nature with the broad branches of science and ecological thought, proposing works that invite the active participation of those who meet them. Orizzonti tremanti presents new works that derive from experiments conducted by the artist at his Berlin studio. Eliasson was inspired by scientific instruments, taking into consideration the ambivalent role they have played throughout history. Produced over the last year, the new works on display propose a closer relationship between body and mind, recognizing the value of subjective and sensorial experience.
In the Manica Lunga – a vast baroque gallery – the exhibition opens with Navigation star for utopia, 2022, a luminous, suspended work that welcomes visitors. Its beams of colored light shine across the environment and draw light effects, almost suggesting an orientation tool for the future.
This is followed by the series of works the artist has created for the space of the Manica Lunga: Your curious kaleidorama, Your power kaleidorama, Your self-
Eliasson comments: “hey are, in a sense, both: they use the mirror effect of the kaleidoscope to conjure panoramic or landscape-
In all the kaleidoramas, audiences watch complex patterns of oscillating elements interact to create an evolving visual and spatial environment. The visual compositions swell and subside in frequency and rhythm –some in gentle waves, others in violent trembling –according to the behaviour of water or influence of optical instruments.
The exhibition culminates in Your non-
“The work of Olafur Eliasson," says Castello di Rivoli Museum Director Carolyn Christov-
Chief Curator and curator of the exhibition Marcella Beccaria comments:
“In Orizzonti tremanti, Olafur Eliasson invites us to open our gaze beyond the boundaries of the visible, from the vertigo of deep space to the emotion of encountering ourselves and our inner landscapes. By involving body and mind, the works contribute to making the role of each one perceptible in the production of reality and in the construction of this unstable present.”
On the occasion of Orizzonti tremanti, Eliasson’ installation Your circumspection disclosed, 1999, is installed in the mezzanine of the Manica Lunga, the gallery for which it was originally conceived. In December, to coincide with the 38th anniversary of the museum, The sun has no money, 2008, will be installed in the vaulted, 18th-
Curated by Marcella Beccaria
The project is the winner of the PAC2021 – Piano per l’arte Contemporanea promoted by the Directorate-
The exhibition is held in conjunction with the exhibition of the artist presented at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.
Installation view, Olafur Eliasson: Orizzonti tremanti / Trembling horizons, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’rte Contemporanea, Italy, 2022 Photo by Agostino Osio © 2022 Olafur Eliasson
Exhibition 03 November 2022 -
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