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Olafur Eliasson Built This Mind-Bending Mirrored Pyramid to Make You Question Everything

Visitors will question their own perceptions--or, at the very least, take a lot of selfies.

Icelandic-Danish installation artist Olafur Eliasson has brought spatial illusion to new heights with his most recent work -- a 65-foot-tall mirrored pyramid floating in the middle of an enormous concrete-lined gallery in Shanghai's Long Museum.

Made of steel, wood, and mirrored foil, The Open Pyramid is suspended roughly 8 feet off the ground by an aluminum framework bolted to the gallery's walls. A single spotlight shines down from the pyramid's apex, creating a bright pool of light for curious gallery-goers.

Gazing up at their reflections and the illusive space above, visitors will question their own perceptions--or, at the very least, take a lot of selfies.

As Eliasson told Long Museum co-founder and Chief Curator Wang Wei, "Art challenges our perspective on the world, turns it upside down, or suggests alternative views. I hope visitors to the exhibition will be inspired to undertake such enquiries. I see the questioning of what is as an opportunity."

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