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Green Light

Olafur Eliasson

Green Light (2016) is designed by Olafur Eliasson for Thyssen–Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna, and made in the context of an artistic workshop with syrian refugees. This included a workshop for the construction of Green light lamps, as well as language courses, seminars, artist’s interventions, and film screenings. It is a comment on the refugee situation with its metaphoric green light signalling welcoming, inclusion and openness. The green light opens connotations to light-houses and lanterns at sea. Yet the light is surrounded by structures of different qualities and degrees of visibility. The green light shines brightly, but getting close to it is harder than it seems.

Private donation.