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Step Inside a Multicolored Sphere of Upcycled Plastic

Tomás Saraceno's 'Becoming Aerosolar' installation travels to Austria.

by Sami Emory
Jul 15 2015, 4:10pm

Ausstellungsansicht Tomás Saraceno: Becoming Aerosolar, 21er Haus / Belvedere, Vienna, 2015. Courtesy the artist, Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin; Pinksummer contemporary art, Genoa; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen. © 21er Haus, 2015.

A patchwork of plastic bags balloons in Austria for the latest iteration of Tomás Saraceno’s Becoming Aerosolar project. As with the others of its ilk, this upcycled sculpture exhibits both the beautiful and the destructive sides of humanity — a paradox which the artist frames as an engagement with “the climactic and social crises that have come to the fore in the 21st century’s Anthropocene Era.” To face these crises, visitors to the airy galleries of 21er Haus can duck inside the structure to gaze up at the inner workings and seamless stitching of Saraceno's plasticine planetarium.  

To learn about the evolution of Saraceno’s long-term sculptural investigation, visit the project’s page

Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: eSeL.at, (c) Tomás Saraceno und Belvedere, Wien.

© Natascha Unkart, Belvedere, Wien

Ausstellungsansicht Tomás Saraceno: Becoming Aerosolar, 21er Haus / Belvedere, Vienna, 2015. Courtesy the artist, Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin; Pinksummer contemporary art, Genoa; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen. © 21er Haus, 2015.

Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: Sophie Thun, (c) Tomás Saraceno und Belvedere, Wien

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