Olafur Eliasson bringing LEGO bricks to the Tate Modern

Visitors to the Tate Modern will be able to use LEGO bricks to create their own art this summer.

London’s Tate Modern gallery is hosting a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of Olafur Eliasson, the artist most famous for the Weather Project. As part of Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life, thousands of white LEGO bricks will arrive in the Turbine Gallery on July 26.

For three weeks, visitors to the gallery will be invited to build what they imagine the city of the future to be. The hope is that guests will modify what has gone before them and build on it, celebrating both individual imagination and collaboration.

“When Olafur made that installation we had no idea how the public would respond to this kind of dematerialised installation full of fog and light. The public performed in that space and took it over … it shifted our idea of how we could use the building,” Frances Morris, Tate Modern’s director, told the Guardian.

As part of Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life, British visitors to the Tate Modern will be seeing much of the artist’s work for the first time.

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life is at the Tate Modern from July 11 2019 until January 5 2020.

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