Monday, September 28, 2015
Observingarts: Moderna Museet acquires key work by Olafur Eliasson
Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Einar Thorsteinn, Model room, 2003.
Photo: Anders Sune Berg. Courtesy of Moderna Museet.
Prior to the opening of Olafur Eliasson: Verklighetsmaskiner/Reality machines, Moderna Museet has the pleasure of announcing that Olafur Eliasson’s key work Model room has been acquired for the Moderna Museet collection.
Daniel Birnbaum, director of Moderna Museet, comments on the acquisition:
“Model room is the heart, or perhaps the brain, of Olafur Eliasson’s artistic practice. It is here we can see how his art evolves – all his other works are present in this fantasy landscape. Thanks to the foundation of Anna-Stina Malmborg and Gunnar Höglund, one of the key works of contemporary art now belongs to the Swedish people.”