Saturday, September 21, 2013

New take on books

If any of you happen to be in Madrid now or in the near future, there is a unique exhibition of a work by Olafur Eliasson, the Danish-Icelandic artist, being held in Ivorypress Space, Calle del Comandante Zorita, 46-48, 19-28 September.

Eliasson specialises in sculptures and large-scale installation art employing light and water chiefly - he gave us the Sun in the Tate Modern in 2012.   This particular exhibition is entitled 'A view becomes a window', a celebration of the book.  His book is of glass and light with coloured glass sheets in leather binding, nine unique editions.   Eliasson describes it as 'a homage to the book as a space in which we find ourselves.   The space and the reader are reflected in the deep glassy surfaces in which ultimately you - the reader - are read by the book'.

In interview, Eliasson said he created it in support of the physical book under threat in the digital age.   His creation is extraordinarily beautiful, a graceful homage to a precious commodity.

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