The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presents the exhibition Tomás Saraceno: Stillness in Motion—Cloud Cities, by artist Tomás Saraceno, on view at the museum through May 21, 2017. Organized by the SFMOMA Architecture and Design department, the exhibition includes an immersive site-
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“Visually provocative and conceptually rigorous, Saraceno’s practice merges art, architecture and science in a compelling, pragmatic and poetic way,” said Joseph Becker, associate curator of architecture and design at SFMOMA.
Stillness in Motion—Cloud Cities is part of Saraceno’s larger, long-
“Stillness in Motion—Cloud Cities is about becoming airborne, not to fly but to float in the air at the speed of solar aerostatics, from cumulonimbus cities to the cosmic web,” said Saraceno. “Aerocene is an invitation to shape a post fossil-
In the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to wind their way through and below a geometrically complex array of cords and reflective panels, forming a cloud of 10,000 nodes suspended in the air by tension and connected to the gallery walls, floor and ceiling. This site-
Intended as a collective sensorial experience, Saraceno’s immersive installation works are captivating spaces that challenge viewers’ relationships to the world. His work resonates with several other great experimental thinkers whose radical work exploded the boundaries of art and architecture in the mid-
Saraceno’s exhibition underlines SFMOMA’s longstanding commitment to experimentation and conceptual practice in art and architecture, and his airborne cities build upon the forward-
View of Tomás Saraceno, Stillness in Motion—Cloud Cities, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), 2016. Courtesy the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Pinksummer contemporary art, Genoa; Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen; Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Tomás Saraceno, 2016.
Exhibition 17 December 2016-