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Tomás Saraceno: Aerosolar Journeys, installation view at Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, 2017. Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen; Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genoa; Esther Schipper, Berlin
 

Aerosolar Journeys

The exhibition at Wilhelm Hack Museum, in Ludwigshafen, is the first comprehensive presentation of the latest of Tomás Saraceno’s visions: Aerocene, the Air era.

 

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Tomás Saraceno views his work as a process of constant artistic and multidisciplinary research that pursues the idea of a “realizable utopia”. Inspired by physical and biological phenomena such as the thermodynamics of the atmosphere or web structures among spiders, he works together with biologists, engineers or architects to create large-format sculptures and installations that are forever causing a stir in the international art world. His works continue the visionary spirit of Constructivism, the way that Kasimir Malevich or El Lissitzky dreamt of flying buildings. In response to global, ecological issues and problems, Saraceno’s works are intended as models for future, sustainable life forms.

 

The exhibition at Wilhelm Hack Museum is the first comprehensive presentation of the latest of Tomás Saraceno’s visions: Aerocene, the Air era. The project involves developing a wide array of flying sculptures that can fly purely thanks to thermals, without engines, gas, fossil fuels or solar cells. By day, the sculptures gain updraft solely through the heat of the sun, at night from the infrared radiation of the Earth’s surface. Initial trial flights have already taken place and pilots have been specially trained. During the exhibition period there will be a test flight starting at Berlin’s Schönefeld airfield and which will be streamed live.

Tomás Saraceno: Aerosolar Journeys, installation view at Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, 2017. Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen; Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genoa; Esther Schipper, Berlin

Tomás Saraceno: Aerosolar Journeys, installation view at Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, 2017. Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen; Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genoa; Esther Schipper, Berlin


until 30 April 2017
Tomás Saraceno: Aerosolar Journeys
Wilhelm Hack Museum
Berliner Straße 23, Ludwigshafen am Rhein