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‘Little Sun’ artist Olafur Eliasson honored by MIT

epa03907040 Danish artist of Icelandic origin, Olafur Eliasson poses with the Kaiser Ring of the City of Goslar during the award ceremony after receiving the Goslar Award for Modern Art 'Kaiserring Goslar 2013' at the Imperial Palace in Goslar, Germany, 12 October 2013. The 46-year-old artist who deals with photography, film, sculpture and architectural projects, is considered one of the most influential representatives of contemporary art. EPA/Peter Steffen
epa03907040 Danish artist of Icelandic origin, Olafur Eliasson poses with the Kaiser Ring of the City of Goslar during the award ceremony after receiving the Goslar Award for Modern Art 'Kaiserring Goslar 2013' at the Imperial Palace in Goslar, Germany, 12 October 2013. The 46-year-old artist who deals with photography, film, sculpture and architectural projects, is considered one of the most influential representatives of contemporary art. EPA/Peter SteffenCredit: EPA

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has named Olafur Eliasson, maker of large-scale installations and sensory experiences, as the recipient of its 2014 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts . He’ll get $100,000 for future work, and will have the help of MIT students for his “Little Sun” project, which gets little LED-light suns to people around the world who don’t have access to an electrical grid. Eliasson will be in town for a residency at the school in March and will be honored at a gala during his stay. The Berlin University of the Arts professor just picked up the Goslar Award for Modern Art at the Imperial Palace in Goslar, Germany.

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