Olafur Eliasson: A studio beyond

Studio Olafur Eliasson’s latest publication Open House is a “candid self-portrait of the studio.” Oak stopped by to talk to Eliasson himself about avoiding the mythologising that comes with running the world’s most famous studio and how he’s built the unlikeliest of things, a deeply pragmatic utopia.

Like his art, Olafur Eliasson’s studio is an optical illusion. Despite being possibly the most famous workplace in contemporary art, walking up to the buzzer, it seems no different to any other Berlin business that squats in one of the city’s old buildings. Even the first floor of the renovated brewery complex, with banks of computers surrounded by bookcases and plans scattered around, exudes the quiet productivity of a publishing house, or a mid-sized architecture firm.

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