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[PUBLIC PROGRAMS] Olafur Eliasson : The parliament of possibilities


To cast light upon Olafur Eliasson's work from different angles, four lecture programs are held in the auditorium: a talk by the curator that accompanies a conversation between the artist and a philosopher; an online live talk between Studio Olafur Eliasson and a former longtime chef at the studio kitchen; and two scholarly lectures on the artist's practices grounded on in-depth art historical and theoretical analysis.


■ 14:00 Wed 28 Sep 2016

    Hyesoo Woo (Chief Curator, Leeum), Olafur Eliasson & Timothy Morton (Prof. of English, Rice University)   [More]

■ 15:00 Fri 28 Oct 2016

    Asako Iwama (Artist, former chef of SOE) & Studio Olafur Eliasson (Berlin, online)   [More]

■ 14:00 Sat 26 Nov 2016

    Jieun Rhee (Prof. of Art History, Myongji University)   [More]

■ 14:00 Sat 14 Jan 2017

    Caroline Jones (Prof. of Art History, Theory, Criticism, MIT)


    Due to unforeseen circumstances Caroline Jones is unable to travel to give her lecture.

    We apologize for any disappointment and inconvenience that this may cause.




Within the darkened space of the Black Box, multiple spotlights illuminate a circular curtain of fine mist, creating shimmering rainbows in the air. Choreographers and dancers are drawn to this work that is also a space, Rainbow assembly, exploring and adding another layer of liveliness to it. Some of them also invite audience participation, giving you a chance to be included in an artistic experience created by bodily movements.


■ 14:00 Sat 8 Oct 2016         Korean National Ballet   [More]

■ 15:00 Wed 26 Oct 2016    Jihae Ko & Kay Patru   [More]

■ 14:00 Sat 12 Nov 2016       Seoljin Kim  [More]

■ 14:00 Sat 7 Jan 2017          Eun-Me Ahn   [More]

■ 15:00 Wed 8 Feb 2017       Young-doo Jung   [More]

■ 14:00 Sat 18 Feb 2017         Korean National Ballet   [More]





■ Zometool Workshop

    In his work, Olafur Eliasson often makes use of the Zome system. Zometools, a model-construction set with balls and sticks, are provided in the Workshop Room, Ground Gallery; you can use them to construct different shapes, from a simple figure to a complex polyhedron. There is an instructor-led session at 2pm and 4pm every day. The workshop is free to exhibition-ticket holders, who may just turn up. No reservation required.  [More]


    For the period from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th and from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th January 2017, the Zometool workshop is closed due to the Leeum Kids program taking place there. (* Open as usual on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th)


■ Sound Workshop: Hoonida Kim "Space Composition - A Sketch"   15:00 Wed 11 Jan 2017   [More]

■ Light Workshop: Oliver Griem & Rim ziyoung "Beam Play"   15:00 Wed 25 Jan 2017   [More] 




Olafur Eliasson's work is not constrained to museums. He made a large outdoor installation with ice blocks from Greenland in coincidence with UN COP 21 conference, collaborated with a university to experiment on new possibilities of art education, and provided sustainable energy to those without access to electricity through a social business. You can take a look into the broad range of the artist's practices through the films on display in the Workshop Room.   [More]


■ Olafur Eliasson: The Shape of an Idea

    (7:24 min. Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2014)

■ Little Sun: A Solar Solution

    (6:16 min. Wolf Gebhardt for Deutsche Welle, Eco@Africa, 2016)

■ Encounters with Ice Watch

    (4:57 min. Studio Olafur Eliasson, 2016)

■ Movements Are Facts

    (33:43 min. Institut fur Raumexperimente, UdK Berlin, Prof. Olafur Eliasson, 2014 / Natasha Mendonca, 2014)



* Some of the above programs are subject to change. Details about each event will be announced in due course. Please check the Leeum website for information and reservation.


□ Contact: Dr. Seong Eun Kim, Taerim Kim (Leeum Education and Public Programs,,

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