Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, Your museum primer, 2014, Acrylic prism ring, colour-effect filter glass ring, projector, HMI lamp, motor, wire, Dimensions variable, Installation view: K20 Grabbeplatz, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf; Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Quadriennale Düsseldorf

With thematically interrelated exhibitions, numerous actions across the cityscape and a lively festival programme, Quadriennale Düsseldorf is devoting itself from 5 April to 10 August 2014 to the topic “Beyond Tomorrow”. Thirteen museums, art venues and partner institutes are taking part in the fine arts festival.



The App Your exhibition guide can be downloaded at App Store and Google Play.

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Dein Ausstellungsguide

Quadriennale Düsseldorf
05.04. – 10.08.2014

In collaboration with the Kunstsammlung and in direct reference to the exhibition "Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian: The Infinite White Abyss," (ended on 6 July 2014) Olafur Eliasson has developed an unusual project that prepares visitors for the presentation in astonishing ways. Through his fusion of large-scale installation and digital app, Eliasson opens up a space of experience – an exploratorium that strives to counteract the progressive mummification of our senses by a ceaseless daily flood of images and information.

In 11 brief films and an introduction, Eliasson addresses the viewer directly in his exhibition guide: This work challenges visitors to question their own interactions with art. How do we respond to works of art and to our surroundings? What conclusions do we draw from our experiences? What do we feel when we perceive works of art? What happens both before and after an encounter with the work, and how can we succeed in activating the entire spectrum of sensuous experience?

Beginning on April 5, 2014, Your exhibition guide can be downloaded to smartphones or tablets free of charge from the App Store or from Google Play for the system software iOS or Android. Moreover, visitors to the K20 can  borrow iPads for their exhibition visits. As a preview, excerpts of the app will be published on #32, the new online magazine of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.


Eliasson’s project Dein Ausstellungsguide is a part of the LABOR program of the Department of Education at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, and is sponsored by the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf and the Sparkassen Kulturstiftung Rheinland.