Olafur Eliasson: ‘I brought a frozen chicken into art school’

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The Danish artist has taken over the Tate Modern restaurant as well as its gallery. He talks student food and his dad’s life as a ship’s cook When the Tate contacted Olafur Eliasson to suggest the gallery stage a retrospective of his work, the artist’s response was somewhat out of the ordinary. He loved the idea of the show: Tate Modern will always have a place in his heart, for it was in 2003 in its Turbine Hall that he staged the installation for which he’ll probably now always be best known – the Weather Project. (Eliasson, you’ll remember, somehow induced a giant sun to rise inside that …

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