Media Guy's Pop Pick: Olafur Eliasson

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Olafur Eliasson catalog cover
Denmark-born visual artist Olafur Eliasson became an international media sensation when he installed "The Weather Project" at London's Tate Modern in 2003. Now he's got a crowd-pleasing show titled "Take Your Time" at the Museum of Modern Art, in which he uses, in MoMA's words, "multicolored washes; focused projections of light; mirrors; and elements such as water, stone and moss to shift the viewer's perception of place and self." Artists, designers, retailers, event marketers -- and anybody else who wants a brief out-of-body experience -- will take plenty of inspiration from this eerie, affecting exhibition. If you can see the two-part show in New York (it's up until June 30 at MoMA and sister space PS 1), great. If you can't, well, as always with Pop Pick, I'm sharing the wealth: I'm randomly giving away a copy of the exhibition catalog. To be eligible, send me an e-mail with "Olafur" in the subject line on or before June 26.
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