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 —
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/
- Olafur Eliasson: 2014 Recipient of Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT (prnewswire.com)
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