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Defined on the Tate (a set of museums displaying largely modern/contemporary art in the UK) website as “mixed‑media constructions or assemblages usually designed for a specific place and for a temporary period of time”, installation art is a genre of creative practice that has increasingly become popular over the past three decades or so. Installed artworks are three‑dimensional, can operate in exterior or interior sites and tend to transform the audience’s experience of a particular surrounding or perception of a certain space. They can contain any combination of materials and components – audio, sculpture, theatrical performance, video, internet, immersive virtual reality, among others.

Olafur Eliasson

One of the chief practitioners of this new and exciting form of art is the Danish‑Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (born 1967). An alumnus of the Royal Danish College of Fine Arts and currently professor at Universität der Künste Berlin, Eliasson has, since 1995, operated a…

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