Rainbow Panorama

Ever wondered what it would be like walking through a rainbow? I imagine this is exactly what Olafur Eliasson has made possible with his work titled “Your Rainbow Panorama” on permanent exhibition at Aros, a modern and contemporary art museum in Aarhus, Denmark.

Olafur Eliasson describes his vision like this:

“Your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is assured beforehand, that is to say the view of the city. I have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside – where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to moving”

The current exhibition was curated to support the opening of “Your Rainbow Panorama” and consists of various artworks from the artists past & present – the panorama being installed on the roof of the museum. The exhibition opened already in June 2011 – so this post isn’t really news – as much as a declaration of love and fascination for the works of Olafur Eliasson.

Space without boundaries by Olafur Eliasson

Once again I was blown away by Olafur Eliasson’s ability to affect and play with our senses. I was once again reminded of how often we underestimate the effect of light and colour…  How used in the interior and light it can create energy and emotions – Just look at the kids in the picture below!


Olafur Elisasson

Your Rainbow Panorama will stay as a part of the permanent collection at Aros. Some of the other notable works from the exhibition are “Beauty” (1993), “The Inverted Panorama House” (2004) and “Your Atmosperic Colour Atlas”. The rest of the exhibition will only last on the 26th of February – so if you’re planning a trip to Aarhus anytime soon don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this.

Space without boundaries by Olafur Eliasson

Beauty, 1993

Rainbow Panorama by Olafur Eliasson

The Inverted Panorama House, 2004

Your Atmosperic Colour Atlas, 2009