Advice to the Young
“Artists should have confidence in the fact that making a drawing is changing the world.” Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson, here presents his strong and personal advice to young artists.
“Making art is making the world”, Eliasson continues, stressing his point that art should not be marginalized, as art is not fragile, but quite the opposite: “Working with art is working with something that is very fierce, very strong and very robust.”
Artists should be very sensitive to their surroundings and the context in which they find themselves. They should, however, also stay true to themselves and make sure that the strong market and its attractiveness does not commercialize them.
Olafur Eliasson was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark in 2014.
Produced by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark), “Advice to the Young” is a series of video interviews to prominent artists, who have strong and diverse thoughts on what constitutes insightful advice to young artists.
Courtesy of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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