Aria

Tomás Saraceno
February 22 – July 19, 2020

Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2020


Photo © Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2020


Photo © Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2020


Photo © Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2020


Photo © Studio Tomás Saraceno

Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2020


Photo © Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2020


Photo © Studio Tomás Saraceno

Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2020


Photo © Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2020


Photo © Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2020


Photo © Studio Tomás Saraceno

Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2020


Photo © Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Aria

Tomás Saraceno
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
February 22 – July 19, 2020
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A visionary artist whose multidisciplinary practice encompasses art, social and life sciences, Tomás Saraceno creates immersive works and participatory experiences that suggest a new way of living in our world by forging connections with such non-human phenomena as insects, dust particles and plants, which become players in his works and metaphors of the universe.

The starting point of the exhibition Tomás Saraceno. Aria is Thermodynamic Constellation, a monumental site-specific installation created by Tomás Saraceno for the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi as a metaphor of the new age of solidarity between human and the environment expressed by the Aerocene epoch.

Consisting of three large hanging spheres made of transparent or reflecting foil, the work is the result of Saraceno’s experimentation with balloons capable of flying by solar energy alone

As his work unfolds along a path from the courtyard to the exhibition halls of Palazzo Strozzi, Saraceno interacts with the historical context by creating an original dialogue between the Renaissance and the contemporary world – a shift from the idea of ‘man at the center of the world’ to the concept of ‘man as part of a universe’ in which a new harmony can be sought.

 

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