Tomás Saraceno. Aria in Manifattura
A space dedicated to the in-depth study on the themes of Aerocene by Tomás Saraceno.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAFETY MEASURES TAKEN BY THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT TO CONTAIN THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY, ACCESS TO THE EXHIBITION WILL BE LIMITED TO A FIXED NUMBER OF PEOPLE.
19-22 October: 9:00-20:30
23 October: 9:00-23:00
24 and 25 October: 11:00-23:00
(last entrance 1 hour before closing)
From 26 October: Monday-Friday 9:00-20:30
On the occasion of the reopening of Aria. Tomás Saraceno exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi, Manifattura hosts –until November 1– a space dedicated to the in-depth study on the themes of Aerocene, through the projection of videos, materials and publications, and the exhibition of the Aerocene Explorer Backpack, a flight starter kit.
aerocene TOUCHES DOWN AT Manifattura
Tomás Saraceno. Palazzo Strozzi.
© Alessandro Moggi, 2019
Tomás Saraceno’s practice moves toward the entanglement of diverse threads of thought, including art, life science and the social sciences. Enmeshed at the junction of these worlds, his floating sculptures, community projects and interactive installations propose and explore new, sustainable ways of inhabiting and sensing the environment.
In 2007 Saraceno activated projects aimed towards an ethical collaboration with the atmosphere, including Museo Aero Solar. These projects grew into the international, interdisciplinary artistic community Aerocene, which seeks to create an environment free from borders, free from fossil fuels.
His profound interest in spiders and their webs led to the formation of the Arachnophilia team at Studio Tomás Saraceno, engendering the creation of Arachnophilia.net and the Arachnomancy App. Through these platforms Saraceno invites people from around the globe to weave the web of interspecies understanding and take part in the challenge of Mapping Against Extinction.
Saraceno lectures in institutions worldwide, and directed the Institute of Architecture-related Art (IAK) at Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany (2014–2016). He has held residencies at Centre National d’Études Spatiales (2014–2015), MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (2012–ongoing) and Atelier Calder (2010), among others.
STUDIO Tomás Saraceno