From 23 September 2021, the Neues Museum in Berlin will exhibit the artist’s book “A View Becomes a Window” by Danish artist Ólafur Elíasson in the Niobiden Hall. The filigree work, consisting entirely of glass pages, will be turned over in public screenings for the museum’s visitors at the start of this special presentation.
The artist created the work on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the publishing house Ivorypress, which is presenting it in cooperation with the Egyptian Museum and the Papyrus Collection – National Museums in Berlin in the Neues Museum on Museum Island. The leather-bound book contains glass sheets of varying colour, quality and translucency instead of paper pages. Its portrait format is reminiscent of that of an atlas and is literally full of illuminations: Light is reflected, refracted and guided by the glass pages. When the pages are turned, the different layers of coloured glass create …
Read the article further on DEEDS.NEWS.
Image caption: Ólafur Elíasson, A View Becomes A Window, © Ólafur Elíasson, Ivorypress