17.10.2018 - 06.01.2019


Solo Exhibition  ·  Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Image from the Cosmic Dust Catalogue 1982, Vol 1, n. 2, NASA Johnson Space Center.

Image from the Cosmic Dust Catalogue 1982, Vol 1, n. 2, NASA Johnson Space Center.

Tomás 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.


As in a jam session, (space) time becomes a medium in which the energetic material of the ensemble generates its form, where events extend indefinitely into the past and the future. Voices are reduced into quietude, whilst others, those less heard are magnified.Who is talking now? The exhibition works to build a sensitive infrastructure to extend our cognition on what is lying hidden in plain sight, on what is on air today, physically and virtually,  from particular matter to cosmic dust, from radio frequencies to sonic pollution.


The exhibition space will resound as a not-yet-audible hymn for the illegible ties between beings, the unspeakable togetherness of earthly and cosmic phenomena, happening at the intersection of our sensorial environments, something which is impossible to describe, but maybe can be felt.


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.

12.11.2018 - 12.11.2021

Aerocene at Karlskirche

Solo Exhibition  ·  Karlskirche Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

For the debut installation of the recently established Karlskirche Contemporary Arts, a constellation of Aerocene aerosolar sculptures will be suspended from the tambour of the St. Charles Church (Karlskirche) in Vienna, Austria. Aerocene is an interdisciplinary project initiated by Tomás Saraceno in 2015 and developed in collaboration with numerous scientists, experts and communities from around the world. Beyond future and potentially utopian applications — such as the explora­tion of the Earth and its atmosphere, transport and locomotion — Aerocene is above all a symbol of the symbiotic ties that exist between human, and more-than-human, life and the environment and spaces we co-inhabit, challenging our perception of the atmosphere and moving our imaginations towards a futuristic view of new attunements between life on the planet and the Earth system.


Curated by Moritz Stipsicz, with support from the Aerocene Foundation, the installation will open on 12 November 2018 and be on view until 2021.