International 2010 Archives
Solo show of Tomás Saraceno
Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (Sweden) 25.02.20.06.2010
Bonniers Konsthall is proud to present the first major presentation of the renowned artist Tomás Saraceno's work in Europe. Specifically for the exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall Saraceno has enlisted the aid of researchers, to create an enormous model – the first in its kind – of the web of the poisonous Black Widow spider. This new installation, 14 Billions (Working Title), will be shown together with 15 of Saraceno's earlier works.
The artist and architect Tomás Saraceno is Bonniers Konsthall's guest artist for 2010. Saraceno's art explores possible visions of a better world, generating poetic, playful propositions for a human life in balance with the planet. His works occupy the border regions between science, art and architecture. They can include anything from spheres and cloud creations to flying gardens, space elevators and futuristic dwellings. The dream of a weightless state and the possibility of a human being moving freely above the clouds, free of the confines of gravity, recurs in several works.
In collaboration with spider researchers, astrophysicists, architects and engineers, Tomás Saraceno has spent two years developing the 400 cubic metre installation that will be exhibited at Bonniers Konsthall. A large-
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In conjunction with the exhibition, Bonniers Konsthall will produce a comprehensive publication, including essays by the researchers and curators involved in the project. The new installation 14 Billions (Working Title) will travel to BALTIC, Gateshead, UK and other venues.
Exhibition 25 February -