Artist Ólafur Elíasson and the Little Sun project


Icelandic-Danish artist Ólafur Elíasson has brought a new solar-powered project to Tate Modern called Little Sun with related “Tate Blackout” events. Visitors are invited to look at works of art using only light from Little Sun lamps, which Ólafur developed with Frederik Ottesen for people with little access to reliable energy who make up about 1.6 billion of the world’s population. Ólafur had previously brought the Weather Project to Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in 2003 and is the designer of the facade of Iceland’s new concert hall Harpa.

Little Sun runs until 23 September and the blackout events are on Saturdays at 22:15-midnight until 8 September. For further information on the project visit

Photograph: Tómas Gíslason, 2012.

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