Eliasson’s Fog Engulfs Vienna Building

[image by Rupert Steiner, via anArchitecture]

Olafur Eliasson’s Yellowfog debuts today in Vienna on the facade of its new home, Verbund’s Am Hof building. Yellowfog was originally installed at the Jewish Museum in New York way back in 1999, where it was meant to evoke the Icelandic artist’s homeland, but I prefer to think that the building is slowly—and beautifully—dissolving in some sort of fantastical toxic haze. No stranger to architectural collaboration and intervention, Eliasson has previously worked with architects such as David Adjaye and Snohetta.

&#183 Eliasson Artwork in Vienna [anArchitecture]
&#183 Eliasson Pavilions [Life Without Buildings]

4 replies on “Eliasson’s Fog Engulfs Vienna Building”

Eliasson’s work often emerges from a place for serene beauty to me. I am so excited he has an exhibit opening here at the Dallas Museum of Art soon. I like how he is an obvious off-shoot of the work of Dan Flavin yet still his own style. He may even be reaching beyond the light sculpture into the realm of space making to an extent better than many architects.

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