Olafur Eliasson’s Site-Specific Installation “Shadows Travelling on the Sea of the Day” Opens in Doha, Qatar


Olafur Eliasson, (Shadows travelling on the sea of the day), 2022, Steel, fibreglass, glass mirrors 4.53 x 10.51 x 10.51 metre | ø 8.2 metre | ø 8.2 metre; Installation view: Northern Heritage sites, Doha, Qatar, 2022; Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles. Image © Iwan Baan

The internationally recognized artist Olafur Eliasson has inaugurated his most recent public art installation in Doha, Qatar. The installation, titled “Shadows Travelling on the Sea of the Day”, can be reached by diving through the rugged desert landscape northwards from Doha, past Fort Zubarah, and the village of Ain Mohammed. The artwork is visible from afar, but it is best experienced when approached on foot. Its hospitable shadows reward the journey.

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