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Olafur Eliasson | Your waste of time

Art | July 8, 2013 |

Image courtesy of MoMA

Olafur Eliasson | Your waste of time

Olafur Eliasson’s immersive installation Your waste of time presents massive pieces of ice that broke off from Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. The oldest ice in the glacier is estimated to have originated some 800 years ago, around AD 1200. Presented as sculptures that visitors can walk around and contemplate, their continued presence is made possible by refrigerating the gallery space to maintain a temperature below freezing.


Image courtesy of MoMA

The physical experience of centuries-old ice from the glaciers of Eliasson’s native Iceland makes tangible a history that extends beyond the human life span – time that is measured in thousands of years rather than mere decades.


Image courtesy of MoMA

You can experience this sculpture at the MoMA PS1 in NYC till September 2nd.

more. www.momaps1.org

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