Olafur Eliasson at MAF

“Reality Projector”: A Mind-Expanding Experience with Olafur Eliasson

We are blessed to have so much art to see and enjoy in Los Angeles. The Marciano brothers, Maurice and Paul, who made a fortune in the schmatte business and are the Guess clothing brand co-founders, are pouring millions of dollars into their art foundation. Whether it is for the love of art or tax write-off purposes, I don’t know and don’t care. The Marciano Art Foundation (MAF) has a collection of over 1,500 post-World War II artworks housed at the former Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard. The current exhibition by Olafur Eliasson is a joy!

Artist Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for his large-scale installations that explore the intersection of art, nature, and science. His work often involves the use of natural elements, such as light, water, and ice, and he often incorporates elements of interactivity and audience participation into his installations.

The installation “Reality Projector” is of stunning beauty, just in time for the arrival of recreational marijuana. The large light and sound installation is an impressively immersive environment that will elicit an immediate “Oh, wow” from visitors – whether under the influence of marijuana or not. After the initial amazement, it slowly evolves into a more meditative state of mind, transforming amusement into a feeling of enlightenment.

March 2018