Internationally acclaimed artist and trained architect Tomás Saraceno (b. 1973, Argentina) is creating an ambitious, site-specific installation that will be suspended across the BMA’s East Lobby. The luminous sculpture combines clusters of iridescent-paneled modules suspended within net of strings a reminiscent of a “spiderweb” that will be woven onsite across a two-story open area bordered by the lobby staircase and mezzanine. Appearing somewhat like bubbles, these spherical modules evoke the artist’s visionary plans for “cloud cities,” which look to naturally occurring forms for inspiration and might provide environments for future human habitation. Similarly, the intricate spiderweb of rope refers to a natural structure that encompasses the qualities of strength, beauty, and flexibility.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Baltimore Museum of Art
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