Join us for MOCA’s Virtual Studio Visits series led by MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach as he digitally connects with artists around the world for studio visits. This week features Tomás Saraceno. This talk was pre-recorded on October 24, 2020 and will now be available on MOCA’s YouTube channel.
About the artist:
Tomás Saraceno’s practice is informed by concepts linking art, life science, and the social sciences. In an unorthodox collaboration with cosmic webs, the air, spider/webs and indigenous communities, energies converge in a new practice of solidarity. In our era of climate emergency—when ecosystems are at risk—Saraceno’s work envisions ethical relationships with the terrestrial, atmospheric, and cosmic realms, deepening our understanding of environmental justice and interspecies cohabitation, carried out through the artist’s initiated projects Aerocene and Arachnophilia.
Saraceno has most recently exhibited with Moving Atmospheres, Garage Museum, Moscow (2020), Event Horizon, Cisternene, Copenhagen (2020), Aria, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2020), La Biennale di Venezia as part of May You Live In Interesting Times (2019) and ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018). Saraceno has collaborated with MIT, Max Planck Institute, the Nanyang Technological University, and has held select residencies at CNES (2014–2015), MIT CAST (2012–ongoing), and Atelier Calder (2010).
Saraceno lives and works in and beyond the planet Earth.
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