See the World Through the Eyes of an Organism

Featured Image: © Franca Candrian, borrowed from Studio Olafur Eliasson

Maybe we need a change of perspective to develop the self-reflection and empathy needed to realize that we need to change our human-centered habits. Ólafur Elíasson advocates the importance of coexistence through his current exhibition at Kunsthaus, Zurich.

Ólafur Elíasson is known for his naturalistic approach to installation art and large-scale sculptures. He wants to make his viewers think and reflect. By sharing information and knowledge through his pieces, he purposefully intends to make the world a better place. Through his unique ability to switch the viewer’s perspective, enabling them to see things differently.

Symbiotic Seeing is the name of Ólafur Elíasson’s current exhibition at Kunsthaus in Zurich. Concerning the connection and symbiosis between humans and living organisms of our planet.

Video © Kunsthaus Zurich

With Symbiotic seeing the artist deals with themes such as coexistence and symbiosis and aims at a fundamental change of perspective. The exhibition invites visitors not only to reflect on climate change – as a consequence of human activity – but also to understand the position of humans as part of a larger system. The socially and ecologically committed artist, who was appointed ambassador for climate protection and sustainable energy by the UN in September 2019, pleads for a world that focuses on coexistence and cooperation instead of competition” (Freely translated, source: Kunsthaus).

Currently, you can experience Ólafur Elíasson’s work at Kunsthaus in Zurich until 22.03.2020.

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