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Tomás Saraceno

Optimistic and enthusiastic, inspired by ecological philosophy and visionary developments of theorist architects like Peter Cook, Yona Friedman or Buckminster Fuller, Tomás Saraceno (1973) pursues the idea “of a creatable utopia” and invents luminous installations, kinetic sculptures, suspended gardens and even inflatable architecture. Conceived as “vehicles lighter than air”, these floating installations are supplied by solar energy and made with original materials such as aerogel, an extremely fine film, specially conceived and patented by the artist. A trained architect, Saraceno continuously reaches for the sky while keeping his feet firmly on the ground. Through his works, real syntheses of engineering, physics and art, he throws into question the static model of town development, as well as the individualist dimension of our modern communities.

Artworks

  1. Tomás Saraceno 1MW/Air-Port-City, 2007

    Coussin, sangles, air, pompe
    63,5 x ø 114,3 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Coproduction avec Fondazione Pier Luigi e Natalina Remotti
    Acquisition 2008
    Vues de l'exposition Tomás Saraceno, 10.10.2009 – 03.01.2010, Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo : Andrés Lejona | Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Tomás Saraceno Space Elevator II (working title), 2009

    Série de 6 photographies couleur
    50 x 33 cm chacune
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Coproduction avec Fondazione Pier Luigi e Natalina Remotti
    Acquisition 2008
    © Photo : Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Tomás Saraceno Space Elevator II/Air-Port-City (working title), 2009

    Ensemble de 3 projections vidéo, couleur, son
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Coproduction avec Fondazione Pier Luigi e Natalina Remotti
    Acquisition 2008
    Vues de l'exposition Tomás Saraceno, 10.10.2009 – 03.01.2010, Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo : Andrés Lejona | Mudam Luxembourg

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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