Why Artist Olafur Eliasson Hauled 100-Tons Of Glacial Ice To Denmark Only To Watch It Melt

His latest sculpture only lasted four days, and that was kind of the point.

One hundred tons of glacial ice is currently melting in front of Copenhagen’s city hall. The 12 huge chunks of ancient ice–fished out of a fjord in Greenland by divers and then carefully shipped in refrigerated containers to Denmark–were brought in by artist Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing as a physical reminder of climate change.

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