Monday, 6 June 2011


To call TOMÀS SARACENO a visionary is a bit of an understatement. When he looks at the sky, he sees an infinite canvas—one that stretches beyond the usual notions of nationality, property and the built environment. The Argentina-born artist and architect draws on scientific principles to create bold new models for sustainable living and thinking.

His first large-scale U.S. exhibition, Lighter than Air, draws on the ecological theories of Fritjof Capra; the Austrian-American physicist asserts that, “throughout the living world, we find systems nesting within other systems. … These may be social systems—a family, a school, a village—or ecosystems.” In his latest exhibition, Saraceno brings these ideas to life, literally, with images of floating cities and a self-sustaining web of installations powered by the sun, the wind and each other.

Essentially, he’s captured his mind’s own biosphere: a future skyline where the built and the natural gracefully coexist. (University of Minnesota)

Born 1973, Tucuman, Argentina
Currently lives & works in Frankfurt and Main


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