Projects 73: Olafur Eliasson—Seeing yourself sensing

Sep 13, 2001–May 21, 2002


Installation view of Projects 73: Olafur Eliasson—Seeing yourself sensing at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: John Wronn

Olafur Eliasson’s installation Seeing youself sensing, conceived for the windows in MoMA’s Garden Hall, investigates sensory perception in relationship to architecture, more specifically the dialogue between inside and outside. It also addresses the shifting nature of the Museum, which is currently undergoing major renovation and expansion. Fifty sheets of striped transparent and mirrored glass extend over the first and second floors, creating a mesmerizing visual experience. Seeing yourself sensing probes the notion of seeing as a phenomenological process and an action realized in time.

Organized by Roxana Marcoci, Janice H. Levin Fellow/Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, and Claudia Schmuckli, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Chief Curator at Large.

The Projects series is sponsored by Peter Norton.


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