TOMAS SARACENO AT TANYA BONAKDAR GALLERY – NEW YORK – JUNE 2 – JULY 27

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Tomas Saraceno
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery – New York
June 2 – July 27, 2012

Coinciding with the artist’s current major commission on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s roof, the gallery is pleased to present an important selection of sculpture and installation by Tomas Saraceno. Carefully installed throughout the downstairs gallery space, the artist’s sprawling biospheres and suspended cloud modules present panoramas of interconnectivity and models for cohabitation as part of his ongoing project, Air-Port-City / Cloud City. Throughout the past decade, Saraceno has explored the idea of a sustainable city in the sky comprised of habitable, cell-like platforms that migrate as freely as clouds do, constantly transforming and reconfiguring boundaries. Harnessing hybrid geometries of the natural world – the intricate networks of a spider’s web to the geometric structure of soap bubbles – his projects propitiate interrelations and propose and interdependence between spaces by emphasizing the ecological aspects unite natural habitats with social ones. From small-scale wooden models to life-size interactive environments, Saraceno’s varied manifestations of Cloud City become vehicles for our imagination as well as potential harbingers of new psychic and political spaces to come.

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