Riverbed by Olafur Eliasson

Patrons traverse the terrain of Olafur Eliasson's 'Riverbed' installation at Denmark's Louisiana Musuem of Modern Art.

Denmark’s has opened the doors to Riverbed, a major site specific installation by Danish-Icelandic artist . The museum describes Riverbed as a ‘major intervention’ in the museum’s administration of art in space, and they’re not joking.

Running across the venue’s entire South Wing, Riverbed is exactly as it sounds. A vast collection of rock, pebble, water and moss that replicates, or perhaps just creates, a real river bed – an actual ecosystem that is intended to blur the lines between inside and outside, culture and nature.

Noticeably bare of any display of art in a conventional sense, Riverbed offers the viewer an empty landscape, while still within the confines of an indoor gallery setting. In this space, as in open nature, the viewer is encouraged to traverse and move through the stone landscape, free from agenda and expectation. In turn, Riverbed offers visitors a moment to breathe and an experience that may lend perspective to everyday life. 

Riverbed runs until January 4, 2015 at the  at Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark.


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