Tomas Saraceno’s solo exhibition Oceans of Air is now open at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art, curated by Emma Pike and Olivier Varenne under the oversight of director of curatorial affairs Jarrod Rawlins and museum founder David Walsh. In this exhibition, Saraceno sought to collaborate with indigenous curators and practitioners, continuing his interest in embracing local environmental and artistic concerns as a means to explore the broader struggles facing the planet.
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On view are works from previous collaborations, including his “Arachnophilia” works which incorporate materials woven by spiders and his “Aerocene Pacha” project which was realized in conjunction with the communities of Salinas Grandes, Argentina, alongside new works which engage with the ecology and culture of Tasmania.
Rather than a typical exhibition catalogue, the publication Tomas Saraceno: Oceans of Air will be released to explore Leaf, Leaves, Life, Lives, the new artwork commissioned by Mona specially for this exhibition. When Tomás first visited lutruwita (Tasmania), he was struck by how its plant life reflects intersecting Aboriginal and colonial histories. In the artwork, delicate crinkle-
Exhibition 17 December 2022 -
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