Posts Tagged ‘Tomás Saraceno’

Best of 2015 – Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

Tomás Saraceno, Cloud Cities, installation view, image courtesy Berlin Art Link

As we continue our look back over the year, today’s Best of 2015 selection comes from regular contributor Tori Bush: “Marilyn Goh’s review of Tomás Saraceno’s Arachnid Orchestra poetically explores the interspecies beauty found in spiderwebs’ organic forms, but also reveals a deeper truth about the act of creation—the chaos and conformity of art found also in nature: ‘The web begins with a single thread flung into[…..]

Tomás Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

Tomás Saraceno, Omega Centauri 1 Nephila Kenianensis 4 Cyrtophora citricola, 2014; Spidersilk, carbon fibre, light, Tripod. Courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin.

The gallery hums with screechy sounds resembling acoustic feedback, punctuated by random bursts of bass and cartoonish sound effects. The soundscape is queasily amorphous and disorienting, built on dissonance and the chaotic rhythms resonating from a handful of arachnids that have woven fine, thick webs around delicate wire frames. Featuring a plethora of spiderweb sound installations, Tomás Saraceno’s latest show Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions is[…..]

Utopia, Romance, and “Young Art” at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum


This winter the Hamburger Bahnhof’s exhibitions are (mostly) devoted to artists influenced by utopian architecture, a decision made to coincide with Tomás Saraceno’s Cloud Cities, an investigation into sustainable living that borrows heavily from the language of visionary architects and futurists like Buckminster Fuller. Saraceno’s “biospheres” are fun, enormous and inviting, with long lines of art-goers waiting for a moment of awkward repose over the Bahnhof’s hangar. […..]