Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, Your natural yellow daylight, 2010, Foto und © Olafur Eliasson

“Your natural yellow daylight,” 2010


Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (born in 1967) was invited to work specifically with the entry situation of the K20, a corridor with a dimly-lit light well and water basins. Through the application of monofrequency lighting and mist, Eliasson has developed a work for the K20 which illuminates this long-neglected space, singling it out as a transitional zone between street and museum. A gentle mist – whose coloration oscillates between artificial street lighting and warm sunlight – becomes visible when visitors enter the museum on the ground floor, and becomes condensed before the large, exposed windows in the gallery in the second upper story. This project will remain in operation from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. During the nighttime hours (when the museum is closed as a rule), it will enjoy especially good visibility from the street.