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Olafur Eliasson: The cubic structural evolution project

Olafur Eliasson: The cubic structural evolution project
Olafur Eliasson
The cubic structural evolution project 2004 (installation view), 2014
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant, purchased 2005

Exhibition Details

The cubic structural evolution project, 2004, is a hands-on installation by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967 Copenhagen). Comprising thousands of pieces of white Lego bricks scattered on a 12-metre-long table, the work invites Gallery visitors to become 'architects' by using the Lego to create endlessly re-forming structures limited only by imagination.

Towering cityscapes emerge out of the rubble of Lego bricks and constantly evolve as new visitors contribute to the work through construction, modification, destruction and re-construction - processes inherent to the lifecycle of any metropolis.

Being born in Denmark, Olafur Eliasson shares a connection with popular construction toy Lego (named from the Danish 'leg godt' meaning 'play well'). The cubic structural evolution project, 2004, comments on community decision-making and urbanism and explores the relationship between maker, spectator and object.

Experience another of Olafur Eliasson's works 'Model for a timeless garden' 2011, in Light Show.

The cubic structural evolution project is on loan from Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and is made possible with support from GIB, New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA), Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) and Corian.

Date
Location
North atrium, Mezzanine level
Cost
Free entry