17 Oct 2018
06 Jan 2019

ON AIR, CARTE BLANCHE TO TOMÁS SARACENO

PALAIS DE TOKYO

Palais de Tokyo invites Tomás Saraceno to take over the entirety of the 13,000 m2 of its exhibition spaces in Autumn 2018, for the fourth edition of its Cartes Blanches. 
Surrounded by a team of spiders, architects, astrophysicists and researchers from around the world, Tomás Saraceno seizes the entire Palais de Tokyo for a Carte Blanche that invites us to rethink our way of being in the world. 
 
Tomas Saraceno’s research sits at the crossroads of art, science and architecture. This Carte Blanche will be his largest project to date, bringing a selection of his major works together with ambitious new productions that will transform Palais de Tokyo into a unique sensory experience.
The exhibition space will become a membrane hosting an aleatory and evolving choreography, where the agents constituting the universe - human and non-human, visible and invisible - reveal themselves as the myriad voices of a living orchestra. Concerned with overtaking human perception by exploring and finding inspiration in that of other beings, Tomás Saraceno reveals a more-than-human world beyond our perspectives, where a polyphony of sounds, movements and vibrations of species and phenomena coexist, from the microscopic to the cosmic.
 

Exposing this entanglement of the smallest and the largest scales, the exhibition reveals the links built by the artist between dust particles, spider webs, the architecture of cloud cities and the reclaim of the atmosphere through the Aerocene project. Invited to poetically and collectively rethink the way we inhabit the world by looking at the models present in the vast ecosystem of the cosmos, we might thus also reconsider our way of being human.

Tomás  Saraceno,  ON  AIR,  solo  exhibition  at  Palais  de  Tokyo,  Paris,  2018,  curated  by  Rebecca  Lamarche-Vadel.    Courtesy  the  artist;  Andersen’s,  Copenhagen;  Esther  Schipper,  Berlin;  Pinksummer  Contemporary  Art,  Genoa;  Ruth  Benza
Tomás  Saraceno,  ON  AIR,  solo  exhibition  at  Palais  de  Tokyo,  Paris,  2018,  curated  by  Rebecca  Lamarche-Vadel.    Courtesy  the  artist;  Andersen’s,  Copenhagen;  Esther  Schipper,  Berlin;  Pinksummer  Contemporary  Art,  Genoa;  Ruth  Benza
Tomás  Saraceno,  ON  AIR,  solo  exhibition  at  Palais  de  Tokyo,  Paris,  2018,  curated  by  Rebecca  Lamarche-Vadel.    Courtesy  the  artist;  Andersen’s,  Copenhagen;  Esther  Schipper,  Berlin;  Pinksummer  Contemporary  Art,  Genoa;  Ruth  Benza
Tomás  Saraceno,  ON  AIR,  solo  exhibition  at  Palais  de  Tokyo,  Paris,  2018,  curated  by  Rebecca  Lamarche-Vadel.    Courtesy  the  artist;  Andersen’s,  Copenhagen;  Esther  Schipper,  Berlin;  Pinksummer  Contemporary  Art,  Genoa;  Ruth  Benza
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PALAIS DE TOKYO
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75116 Paris
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Open everyday, except Tuesday, from noon to midnight.
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DIRECTION

Curator : Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

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