The site-specific artwork by artist Olafur Eliasson, Life was installed in 2021 at Fondation Beyeler, near Basel, Switzerland. To create the artwork, Eliasson removed the facade that separated the building from the surrounding garden, extended the existing pond into the galleries, and invited visitors to meander through the exhibition along a wooden walkway at any hour of the day or night.
The exhibition is complemented by a microsite hosting entangled ideas, inspiration, and informative material.
The visitors included museum staff from Fondation Beyeler’s educational team; pupils, aged 13 to 18, from a local school class from the Integrative Profile at the Zentrum für Brückenangebote in Basel, all of whom are of non-Swiss backgrounds; and a few friends of Studio Olafur Eliasson.
The website www.experiencing-life.net presents some of the visitors’ experiences in visiting Life