Exactly one years ago, UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, exhibited Feelings Are Facts a site-specific exhibition, a result of the collaboration between Olafur Eliasson and the young Chinese architect Ma Yansong. Can our thinking construct knowledge based on what our senses tell us, and can that be used to judge the world and draw conclusions about what we call reality? The pair worked together to create an “other reality,” one that can make us doubt what our own senses are telling us.
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Ma Yansong created a nearly 60 meter long curving space in the main exhibition hall at UCCA; Olafur Eliasson filled the space with fog that shimmers with an artificial light spectrum created using arrays of red, green and blue fluorescent lamps. This illusion in light is not something one would find in nature, but as walking through this space, the sights and sensations experienced were indeed real.
Selected by Ingrid Melano