The Easel

16th July 2019

Olafur Eliasson’s Tate Modern retrospective shows reality in “higher granularity”

An Eliasson retrospective must be a great temptation for Tate Modern. His 2003 “weather” installation had 2m visitors. This show feels a bit like a collection of greatest hits and is, according to one critic, “disjointed”. Still, Eliasson’s eloquent works are acclaimed as experiments in perception and statements of concern about environmental loss. The video in the article is worth a look.

9th July 2019

We’re All in a Flutter About Rebecca Horn

An anxious childhood led to Horn’s interest in alchemy and absurdity. She has since produced extraordinary, unsettling works – performance art, films, machine sculptures. Some reflect on the solitary nature of human experience. Others concern social change, aiming to “drill a little hole in a problem that exists in a place or social situation”. A video of Horn’s machines is here and images here.