Olafur Eliasson at the Long Museum, Shanghai

25/04/2016

I managed to get down to the newish Long Museum whilst I was in Shanghai. It’s currently being taken over by the Olafur Eliasson show Nothingness is not nothing at all.

I’ve not read any of the surrounding text to the show but I’d describe it as a study of light and form, where the two meet, and where they leave space for each other.

The work is flawlessly executed, and well suited to the Museum’s very overtly minimal architecture. On the whole though I was most tickled by the behaviour of the audience. It’s a very photographable show, adding more weight behind Russell Davies’s suggestion that “Some museum or gallery should just do a show called Things You Can Instagram. That’s all anyone wants“.

I think I may have found the show they can use:

Being photographed in front of Olafur Eliasson

Being photographed in front of Olafur Eliasson

Being photographed in front of Olafur Eliasson

Being photographed in front of Olafur Eliasson

One thing I actually loved was the film Your embodied garden:

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