Olafur Eliasson named 2014 McDermott Award Recipient

The Weather Project

The Weather Project

The Council for the Arts at MIT is pleased to announce that Olafur Eliasson is the recipient of the 2014, 40th Anniversary Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, which includes a $100,000 cash prize, a campus residency and a gala held in his honor. The award celebrates innovative talents in all arts disciplines and is one of the most generous cultural honors in the United States.

Renowned for the multi-faceted practice of his studio in Berlin, Eliasson creates ambitious public art projects, large-scale installations, architectural

pavilions, major art exhibitions, spatial experiments, sensory experiences, and a distinctive art and social business enterprise —

Olaf Eliasson  Little Sun

Olaf Eliasson
Little Sun

Little Sun, a solar powered lamp that is “a work of art that works in life.” Eliasson’s creative practice above all reveals that art shapes life in a way that transforms reality.

Click here for video: http://arts.mit.edu/mcdermott/



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