About & Access

Friday, November 24, 2023 to Sunday, March 31, 2024.
Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson is internationally renowned for his artworks that challenge the way we engage with the world around us and, in recent years, for his active engagement with social issues including the climate crisis. Driven by his interests in perception, embodied experience and ecology, Eliasson’s artworks often employ the use of movement, color and light to invite the viewer to actively co-create their experiences. In this way, Eliasson’s artworks often highlight the entanglement between humans and the natural environment, addressing the shared responsibility we have in shaping the future. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice includes installations, paintings, sculptures and photography, and also architectural projects, interventions in civic space, arts education, policy-making, and climate action.

Artist Comment

On a large scale, everything is on the move, even seemingly stable things – our planet, the sun, and the solar system are all racing through the Milky Way, hurling around a central black hole. At the same time, if you get close enough, the world is made up of building blocks, the as-yet undiscovered elemental scaffolding of the Real. Currently we access this only at the level of our dreams. Art is fundamentally about using the power of imagination to make the impossible possible, the invisible visible.

Olafur Eliasson

Curator's Message

Adorning the office lobby of Azabudai Hills Mori JP Tower is Olafur Eliasson’s A harmonious cycle of interconnected nows, created specifically for this space. This work is made up of a complex series of polyhedra that evokes the trajectory of a single point that twists as it moves. It alludes not only to the connections between all manner of things at an atomic level, but also the invisible time and reciprocal connections across things, such as the history that has accumulated over the terrain of the Azabudai area, the magnetic forces newly generated by human activities and lives, and the energy of Earth as a planet. Eliasson, who grew up surrounded by the natural beauty of Denmark and Iceland, has been a leading voice in the contemporary art world in terms of addressing the urgent issues facing the world today, such as the climate crisis, and this is the first time Studio Olafur Eliasson has used recycled metal.
The “Olafur Eliasson: A harmonious cycle of interconnected nows” exhibition, celebrating the opening of Azabudai Hills Gallery, will delve deeper into the ideas underlying Eliasson’s work. We invite you to imagine these circulatory systems of magnificent energy on a cosmic scale as you experience this selection of artworks.

Mami Kataoka, Director, Mori Art Museum


Azabudai Hills Gallery Inaugural Exhibition
Olafur Eliasson: A harmonious cycle of interconnected nows

Period November. 24[Fri], 2023 – March. 31[Sun], 2024
Venue Azabudai Hills Gallery (MBF, Azabudai Hills Garden Plaza A)
Opening Hours
  • Sunday/Monday/Wednesday/Thursday
  • Tuesday
  • Friday/Saturday/Days preceding national holidays
*Last entry 30 minutes before closing time *Closed day: Monday, January 1, 2024
Organizer Azabudai Hills Gallery
In Association with Embassy of the Republic of Iceland,Royal Danish Embassy
Production Support Chiyoda Ute Co., Ltd.
Curated by Mori Art Museum
Inquiries azabudaihillsgallery@mori.co.jp, 03-6402-5460 (11:00-17:00)



Azabudai Hills Gallery

Venue Azabudai Hills Gallery
Azabudai Hills Garden Plaza A MBF, 5-8-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001
Transportation Direct access from Exit 5 of Kamiyacho Station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line


  • Information on this exhibition is subject to change without notice.
  • Please check the exhibition’s official website for the latest information and notes before visiting.
  • In order to reduce congestion and ensure the safety of visitors, the tickets for this exhibition will be for specific times and dates.
  • Depending on the crowd situation, it may take longer to enter the venue than the time at which visitors are supposed to be ushered in.
  • Please observe all rules and regulations regarding entrance and use of the venue.
  • Please read the Azabudai Hills Gallery “Rules for Visitors” on the Azabudai Hills official website before visiting the exhibition.
  • If you are late for the entrance time, due to unavoidable reasons such as delays in public transportation, we will do our best to allow you to enter the gallery. How the situation is dealt with will vary depending on the situation on the day, however, so please follow the instructions of the staff.
  • Please follow the instructions and guidance of the staff when entering the venue. Please do not behave in a manner that may cause inconvenience to other visitors. Failure to comply with these rules may result in being barred or removed from the venue.
  • Please note that the exhibition hours and other schedules are subject to change depending on future circumstances.
  • Not all visitors will be turned over after each assigned time slot for the exhibition. In order to ensure that as many visitors as possible can enjoy the exhibition, however, we ask that visitors share the space with others.
  • Re-entry to the exhibition venue is not permitted.
  • Photography is allowed in all areas of the exhibition venue. When taking photos, please be considerate of other visitors around you and follow the instructions of the staff.
    • Please refrain from using flash photography, selfie sticks, tripods, etc.
    • Please refrain from taking photos during busy times for the protection of the works and for safety reasons.
    • Please be careful when other visitors are in the picture.
    • Photos may only be used for private purposes.
    • The organizers will not be held responsible for any accidents that may occur as a result of photography, or any problems related to the use of images or videos.
  • In the interest of preserving the artworks, long items, selfie sticks, or large baggage items that may cause inconvenience to other visitors are not allowed in the venue.
  • Eating and drinking (including chewing gum and candy) are prohibited in the venue.
  • The following acts are prohibited.
    • Bringing in hazardous or odorous materials, fresh flowers, or other perishable items
    • Large baggage (suitcases, umbrellas, selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, etc)
    • Smoking
    • Any activity that may cause inconvenience to other visitors
  • If the organizers deem any behavior to be dangerous or disruptive, admission may be denied, or you may be asked to leave the venue.
  • Resale of tickets is prohibited. If any resale of tickets is discovered, admission will be denied.
  • The organizers will not be held responsible for any problems that may arise from the transfer or resale of tickets, or from problems that occur between visitors.