Olafur Eliasson in the Fondation Louis Vuitton

“Inside the Horizon” (2014) by Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (@studioolafureliasson). The work is an integral part of the building of the Fondation Louis Vuitton (@fondationlv) in Paris, France. The beautiful museum building itself was designed by renowned American architect Frank Gehry (@frankgehry) and is situated in the Boulogne Forest (Bois de Boulogne).

Forty-three triangular columns are placed to the colonnade opposite the museum building. Two sides of each column are clad in mirrors, while the third is made of yellow glass tiles and illuminated from within. Running the full length of the colonnade, the work presents a vibrant play of light, shadows, and reflections, and offers constantly changing perspectives.

Olafur Eliasson is known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air. Eliasson represented Denmark in the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and in the same year created one of his best known works: “The Weather Project”, a representation of the sun and the creation of a mist in the enormous Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern (@tate) in London.