The Easel

The Hopeful Art of Olafur Eliasson, Who Brought the Sun into Tate

Eliasson hates the view that an artwork “must have a tangible quality in order to have validity”. His diverse output ranges from painting to installations, light shows and “public space” projects. With many of his projects staged in museums, he sees museums as part of the fabric of the “public space …they are essential vehicles for the health and identity of civic society.”