Your black horizon
The challenge was to make a temporary museum, which integrates into its surrounding site, adding value to it. Embedded in Lopud’s rich Renaissance heritage and preserved nature, Your black horizon Art Pavilion reveals new meanings of the landscape.
Olafur Eliasson exhibited a haunting light piece at the 2005 Venice Biennale called 'Your Black Horizon' in a custom-designed pavilion by David Adjaye. The Exhibition is part of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Limited Edition Art Pavilions, which host unique specially commissioned sight-specific art projects on a rotating basis. In 2007 the Pavilion was moved from San Lazzaro Island in Venice to Lopud Island, Croatia. David Adjaye designed the Pavilion to be a flexible and easily adaptable structure with multi-purpose capabilities and over 400 square meters exhibition space. The exhibition space is windowless. A thin horizontal line directed through a narrow gap at eye level serves as the primary light source. The light is constantly changing colors and rotates through the color spectrum of an accelerated day every 15 minutes - from reds and blues to white, pink and purple, fading into the blue evening lights - and is calibrated to the specific light condition of the surrounding environment. With contributions by David Adjaye, Daniel Birnbaum, Beatriz Colomina, Olafur Eliasson, Francesca von Habsburg, Nikolaus Hirsch, Jude Kelly, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Ilka & Andreas Ruby, Andreas Spiegl.