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Olafur Eliasson at PS.1

Photo of Eric Kohn By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn July 1, 2008 at 11:47AM

Olafur Eliasson at PS.1
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I took a fleeting trip to Queens last weekend and checked out the Olafur Eliasson exhibit at PS.1. Great stuff, even for people who don't get all that enthusiastic about visiting art museums. Eliasson's work directly involves the fickle nature of human vision, thereby critiquing it. There's a revolving mirror inside that might as well bludgeon you over the head, considering the impact it has on the way you perceive your surroundings. I'm still reeling from it. Alice in Wonderland times ten. The Whitney had a fairly trippy mirror installation at the biennial a couple years ago, but it's a fairly conventional funhouse installation compared to the Eliasson work, which forces you to contemplate infinity. There should be a disclaimer at the entrance for emotionally fragile types.

Sadly, PS.1 doesn't allow you to take photos inside (the one up top comes from PS.1's website), but here's a look at the nifty outdoor exhibit.

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