Climate art show on Canvas in Sydney

2009-12-16 15:08 BJT

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While scientists and political leaders meet in Copenhagen to discuss climate change, one Danish artist brought his take on the subject to Australia.

Olafur Eliasson's exhibition opened in Sydney. His work examines the relationship between science and nature.

He believes art plays a role in raising awareness of the threat of global warming.

Olafur Eliasson, Artist, said, "I do think art has a voice in this. Of course it has to be said in a profound way in order to be heard."

In the past, he took his vision away from galleries and into the great outdoors.

His most famous works include constructing waterfalls along the Hudson River in New York, and creating a giant burning sun inside the Tate Modern art gallery in London.

This exhibition showcases his work from 1993 till today, including installations, sculpture and photography.

Olafur Eliasson, Artist, said, "Suddenly the fact our surroundings and the climate is relative is something people who are younger than me are now born into, and I'm trying to come to grasp (grips) with (this). And making art is one of the ways with which we can talk about these things. I don't think make solutions, but I feel I participate in a discussion at least."

Eliasson named the exhibition "Take Your Time," and hopes people might even spend days exploring the galleries.

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