Olafur Eliasson’s Green light

Olafur Eliasson’s <i>Green light</i>

Photo by María del Pilar García Ayensa / Studio Olafur Eliasson, 2016 Olafur Eliasson, Green light (detail), 2016. Coproduced by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

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Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 6 2017
Free

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Rice University Moody Center for the Arts
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas  77005
713-348-4882
The Central Gallery of the Moody will be the site for the first installation in the United States of Olafur Eliasson’s Green light — An artistic workshop (through May 6, 2017). Initiated by the Danish-Icelandic artist in March 2016 in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) in Vienna, Green light addresses the international refugee crisis by inviting asylum seekers, refugees and economic migrants to participate in constructing stackable, modular green lamps designed by Eliasson and made from recycled and sustainable materials. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the lamps will be donated to the Moody’s partner organization in the workshop, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, to benefit refugees. University students and members of the public are invited to join in the workshop, which also includes language courses, seminars, artist’s interventions, film screenings and other initiatives that respond to the needs of the participating refugees and migrants.
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