Olafur Eliasson’s Dnepropetrovsk sunrise at the Interpipe Steel Mill Ukraine

October 5, 2012

The Interpipe Steel Mill is pleased to present Dnepropetrovsk sunrise alongside four other new site-specific works by Olafur Eliasson, commissioned for the steel mill in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.

With US$700 million invested by founder Victor Pinchuk, the electric steel-melting Interpipe Steel Mill is the first large-scale industrial plant to be built from scratch since Ukraine independence 1991. A signature project for Ukrainian society, it unites technology with five large-scale permanent masterpieces by Eliasson. “Art has the capacity to suggest visions, states of uncertainty, and new stimuli, whereas factories, to ensure smooth production, are of necessity governed primarily by order and predictability. I saw this commission as an invitation to co-develop a generous and welcoming environment; a setting where human values and needs come first, where a degree of unpredictability and aesthetic experience is embraced in the factory’s everyday life and in the city of Dnepropetrovsk,” the artist commented.

Find more stories