The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s Cosmogony showcases a selection of artworks centered in the representation of natural elements, drawing an ode to the impermanence, ephemeral and the emergence of forms assisted by nature. The presence of Hybrid Webs shows the complexity of interwoven networks suspended in air, its unique architectures originate from inter-specific encounters between unrelated solitary, social and semi-social spider species.
From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, The Future Starts Here brings together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future. Aerocene Foundation presents Aerocene Launches at White Sands.
Aerocene Foundation presents a video installation titled Aerocene. As a synthesis between art, technology and environmental awareness, Aerocene embodies a vision of fossil fuel- and emission-free travel and living in the atmosphere. Saraceno is hereby exploring the scientific and artistic aspects of our environmental problems. His performance last spring in the city centre of Bruges took the form of balloon-like sculptures floating in the air. They were propelled by the heat of the sun, which gives rise to a temperature difference between the inner and outer skin. As a result, the sculptures can move about without producing any emissions. With this constellation, Aerocene activates the public space in Bruges. The event was filmed in full and will be shown at the Poortersloge during the Triennial.
Responding to the consequences of the Anthropocene, A Thermodynamic Imaginary at Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT) calls for a renewed relation with elemental energies. Air is life-giving and belongs to all; departing from colonization in servitude to financial flows and exploitative processes, aerosolarity, as embodied in the ensemble of sculptures, seeks a reimagination of energetic and material interrelationships. The installation embodies a new interplanetary ecology of practice which could reconnect with elemental sources of energy and strata coming from the sun and other planets, breaking the boundaries of the sublunary. How can we think to move together towards an aerosolar ethos, embodying an ever more entangled relationship with the atmosphere, the air and the cosmos?
Sundial for Spatial Echoes, a dynamic and immersive cloud constellation, will span across the airspace of Foyer 1 of the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany, after successfully winning the competition bid in the framework of Kunst am Bau.
In the spirit of the Bauhaus School, Sundial for Spatial Echoes defies clear definitions between art, science and architecture, its complex network of modular settlements and web-like mapping across the interiority of the Bauhaus Museum makes tangible an unfolding and affective understanding of space-time displacement. Entangling itself within the architectonic space of the museum, the installation will bridge the physical interior to the external environment, capturing the elemental energies enveloping us and providing a platform for the individual contemplation of the entangled nature of being and becoming, and our immersion in various material and immaterial interdependencies.
As the Jury-Chairperson Wulf Herzogenrath states, „Saraceno inhabits a space within a tradition that long fascinated the Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius, in regards to Goethe: the connection between art and science, nature and culture.” Thus, Sundial for Spatial Echoes, in perpetual communication with the architecture of the Bauhaus Museum, will become a springboard for a continued symbiosis with our imperceptible universe, culminating in a synesthetic moment, during which one discovers the gamut and boundaries of our sensoria and perception.
The installation will be revealed alongside the grand opening of the new Bauhaus Museum itself on 6 April 2019.