Tomas Sarraceno: Del Moderno a New York

Tomás Saraceno at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Tomás Saraceno at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery presents works by Tomás Saraceno in «Solar Rhythms» at its New York venue.

«Solar Rhythms» is the sixth solo exhibition of the gallery with Tomás Saraceno. The Berlin-based Argentine artist is presenting a comprehensive and expansive body of new sculptural and installation works. All of these works continue to propose new, sustainable ideas for how we inhabit the environment around us. The artist draws inspiration from Alexander Calder, and other figures of Modernism and avant-garde architecture.

Tomas Saraceno’s works are informed by the worlds of art, architecture, natural sciences and engineering. They include floating sculptures and interactive installations proposing new, sustainable ways of inhabiting the environment. In the past 10 years, he has explored the possibility of a future airborne existence as part of his ongoing «Air-Port-City / Cloud City» project – a utopia of flying metropolises made up of habitable, cell-like platforms that migrate and recombine as freely as clouds themselves. The artist likes to build on progressive proposals and theories put forth by R. Buckminster Fuller, Gyula Kosice, Yona Friedman, and other visionary architects before him. Saraceno develops engaging proposals and models that invite viewers to conceptualize innovative ways of living and interacting with one another, and with their surroundings at large.

Post the gallery’s presentation at ADAA The Art Show, as well as solo presentations at MAAT, Lisbon and Fosun Foundation, Shanghai, this exhibition will open on the eve of a major solo exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Recent solo projects by the artist in the United States have included Baltimore Museum of Art (2017-18), SFMOMA (2016-17), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2012).

The exhibition will be on view from April 14 through June 2, 2018 at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 West 21st Street New York, NY 10011.

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