Olafur Eliasson’s “Gravity Stairs,” a site-specific installation made for the 10th anniversary exhibition of Leeum

The Korea Herald. August 20, 2014
Olafur Eliasson. Gravity stairs, 2014. Aluminum, brass, stainless steel, LED lights, mirror foil, color filter foil, transformer. Courtesy of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art. Photographer: Hyunsoo Kim. Collection: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art.
Olafur Eliasson. Gravity stairs, 2014. Aluminum, brass, stainless steel, LED lights, mirror foil, color filter foil, transformer. Courtesy of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art. Photographer: Hyunsoo Kim. Collection: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art.
Olafur Eliasson. Gravity stairs, 2014. Aluminum, brass, stainless steel, LED lights, mirror foil, color filter foil, transformer. Courtesy of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art. Photographer: Yongkwan Kim. Collection: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art.

The stairway that links Museum 1 and Museum 2 has been transformed into an infinitely expanded universe with Olafur Eliasson’s “Gravity Stairs,” a site-specific installation made for this museum space. The artist lined the entire space with mirrors and LED tubes according to the order of the planets in the solar system.

The museum will hold lecture series, fashion shows and music performances throughout the exhibition that runs through Dec. 21. Admission costs 10,000 won for adults and 6,000 won for teenagers. For more information, visit http://leeum.samsungfoundation.org.


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