Olafur Eliasson invites refugees, migrants, and university students to take part in Green light

Monday, April 11, 2016
Olafur Eliasson invites refugees, migrants, and university students to take part in Green light

Olafur Eliasson is inviting refugees, migrants, and university students to take part in a workshop at TBA21–Augarten, Vienna, together with the gallery’s regular visitors.

Olafur Eliasson invites refugees, migrants, and university students to take part in Green light

"Green light is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the residents of Vienna. Working together in a playful creative process, participants build a modular light and construct a communal environment in which difference is not only accepted but embraced. I hope Green light shines light on some of the challenges and responsibilities arising from the current refugee crisis in Europe and throughout the world."

– Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson is inviting refugees, migrants, and university students to take part in a workshop at TBA21–Augarten, Vienna, together with the gallery’s regular visitors. The workshop involves collaborating to assemble Green light lamp modules designed by Olafur Eliasson, as well as a diverse programme of seminars, performances, screenings, lectures, and artistic interventions organised by TBA21.

Made from recycled and sustainable materials and designed to be stackable, the Green light modules can function either on their own or be combined into more complex structures.

Purchase a Green light lamp directly at TBA21, through selected partners, or on the TBA21 web shop. Proceeds from the sales support the Green light project, TBA21’s partner organisations Red Cross Vienna, Caritas, and Georg Danzer Haus, as well as other initiatives helping refugees in Austria.

Olafur Eliasson, 2016
Wood (European ash), recycled yogurt cups (PLA), used plastic bags, recycled nylon, LED (green), 35 x 35 x 35 cm
Photo : Thilo Frank & David de Larrea Remiro / Studio Olafur Eliasson
© Olafur Eliasson

Hosted by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - Augarten, Vienna, March 12 - June 5, 2016

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