Oscillating between the fields of art and architecture, Tomás Saraceno’s ongoing project, “Air-Port-City,” is a visionary place. These networks of habitable structures are based on the possibility of floating in the air like cloud−light and dynamic, in constant transformation.
Saraceno has a vision of social reorganization that transcends the common boundaries of nationality, rationality, and property. It is a vision that reveals how unstable our world and the categories we use to describe it really are.
The exhibited work, on clouds, is a floating space made up of air pillows joined in a network of webbing, its inhabitable structure inviting the spectator to explore it from different perspectives.
Photo : Oyamada Kuniya
Born 1973 in Tucuman, Argentina; lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Saraceno studied art and architecture in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Frankfurt (Germany) and Venice (Italy). His works involve ongoing research, informed by the worlds of art, architecture, natural sciences, astrophysics and engineering; his floating sculptures, community projects and interactive installations propose and explore new, sustainable ways of inhabiting and sensing the environment. His works have been shown at museums and bi/triennials across the globe including the 58th Venice Biennale (Italy, 2019) and “ON AIR,” his Carte Blanche exhibition at Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France, 2018).
Air, net, elliptical pillows