Olafur Eliasson: Contact

This striking catalog, designed by Irma Boom, showcases the spectacular work of world-renowned contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson. Contact, Olafur Eliasson’s inaugural exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, addresses the themes of light—or rather, darkness and shadows—space, and time in installations that create a visceral experience for the spectator. The book features critical essays, an interview between the artist and curators, and sketches and preparatory drawings. It showcases the artist’s works in full color on black paper, emphasizing the luminosity of the show, accentuating the interplay of shadow and light, and rendering this volume a collectible artist’s book.

About The Author

Olafur Eliasson’s work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale, and appears in collections at the MoMA, the Centre Pompidou, and the Tate Modern. Bernard Arnault is President and Suzanne Pagé is Artistic Director at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Hans Ulrich Obrist and Laurence Bossé curated the exhibition. Bruno Latour, Caroline A. Jones, Peter Coles, and Richard Sennett are university professors. Cia Rinne is a poet. Irma Boom is an award-winning graphic designer.

  • Publish Date: October 06, 2015
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - General
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 10-3/4 x 14-1/4
  • Pages: 200
  • US Price: $80.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-135806-5


"Printed on fathomless matte-black pages in phosphorescent ink, this catalog for Eliasson’s exhibition at Paris’s Fondation Louis Vuitton is about as close as a book will come to his transfixing works. Eliasson’s line drawings and essays by a philosopher, architect, astrophysicist, and sociologist contextualize and relieve a daunting if otherwise gorgeous exemplar of exhibition-catalog design."