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The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has commissioned a major new work by internationally acclaimed artist Tomás Saraceno for an exhibition that has transformed the visitor experience of the museum. Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Orbits brings together a group of fascinating sculptural works by the Argentinian artist and trained architect who draws inspiration from structures of the natural world—clouds, bubbles, and spider webs.












 




















 





























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Tomás Saraceno, Entangled Orbits

Baltimore Museum of Art (USA)

01.10.2017 - 30.06.2018


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The centerpiece of the exhibition is Entangled Orbits, which combines clusters of iridescent-paneled modules suspended within a net of strings reminiscent of a spider web that was woven on-site across a two-story open area in the East Lobby. This work is accompanied by three installations in the European Art galleries: an elaborate sculptural spider web made by two species of spiders and encased in a dramatically lit suspended vitrine, abstract sculptures that recall planetary systems and early 20th century modernist design, and a complex installation of suspended iridescent inflatables anchored with a web of strings that visitors navigate through in the gallery.

Entangled Orbits demonstrates the museum’s commitment to presenting work by living artists in public spaces and the idea that art should be the first thing you see when you enter the museum and the last thing as you leave,” said BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford. “This commission is the first bold expression of that commitment.”


“Tomás Saraceno, his studio team, and an expert group from the BMA have spent many hours developing a highly complex and fascinating series of installations that has transformed a number of the museum’s spaces in thoroughly unexpected ways,” said BMA Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman. “The result is sculptural environments that immerse visitors in a magical combination of art, architecture, and science.”


Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Orbits is generously sponsored by the Richard C. von Hess Foundation. Additional support is provided by Joanne Gold and Andrew Stern.
















 







Exhibition October 01, 2017 - June 30, 2018. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive -  Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (USA). T +1 443 573 1700. Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 10am–5pm.


 






 











 





 



























 





 











Tomás Saraceno, Entangled Orbits, Baltimore Museum of Art

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View of Tomás Saraceno, Entangled Orbits, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Esther Schipper, Berlin; Pinksummer Contemporary, Genoa; Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen; Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires.







View of Tomás Saraceno, Entangled Orbits, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Esther Schipper, Berlin; Pinksummer Contemporary, Genoa; Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen; Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires.