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Artist Olafur Eliasson takes over a Seoul museum

The exhibition includes 22 works spanning his career beginning in the 1990s

The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea, has staged a major solo exhibition of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, who is best known for his site-specific installations and architecture-influenced pieces like the Waterfall exhibit currently on view at Versailles, a light sculpture addressing the European Union's ongoing refugee crisis, and a mirrored pyramid in Shanghai's Long Museum.

The exhibit, titled The Parliament of Possibilities, features 22 pieces spanning his career beginning in the 1990s to the present. Working across various media including sculpture, painting, lighting, photography, film, and installations, Eliasson has established a body of work that strives to address the concerns of society at large through art.

Artworks include a wall of Icelandic moss from 1994, the gravity-defying "Reversed Waterfall" from 1998, and the recent "Rainbow Assembly," a room created from the interplay between water and light. "Your Unpredictable Path" is a panel made from over 1,000 glass spheres, while the "Less Ego Wall" shows a mirror assembled from smaller geometric panes. Taken together, they transform the museum into a dynamic, new space. The exhibition is on view through February.