Feelings are Facts – An Exhibition by Olafur Eliasson and Ma Yansong

2010-04-06 09:20 BJT


Now we have a story about art of a completely different kind. "Feelings are Facts" is a collaborative work between a Danish-Icelandic artist and one of China's leading architects.

While the artist explores variations of human perception, the architect tries to break the boundaries of his field. Together, they have created a unique experience through architecture, fog, and light.

 The creative experiment of human being's perception is open to the public in Beijing at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in the heart of the popular 798 art district.

The collaboration between Olafur Eliasson and Ma Yansong is designed specifically for UCCA's big hall, inviting the viewers to enter what seems to be an endless space of fog with color emanating from fluorescent tubes.

Visitor, said, "There is too much smoke. The feeling is suffocating. I feel horrible."

Ma Yansong, Architect,said, "When you enter the space of this project, you don't care about your identity, your social rank. It's a challenge to your feelings. The reaction varies. The answer is open."

Mr. Guy Ullens who made the collaboration possible was also present at the opening ceremony. The exhibition runs till June 6th.