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After being closed due to the Coronavirus emergency, the exhibition Aria, by the artist Tomás Saraceno, is back in Palazzo Strozzi.



Introduced by a site specific installation in the courtyard of the palace, the surprising exhibition, by the name Aria, is built on the bond between man and environment.

The installation in the courtyard is called Thermodynamic Constellation, and it is comprised by three big suspended spheres made with see-through and mirrored foils. An impressive work, born from studies and tests run by the artist Tomás Saraceno with actual hot-air balloons that can fly fuel-free, just by solar power.

A world free of borders and fossil fuel is the one dreamt by Aerocene, a cross-disciplinary art community started by the artist that dreams of a different age, marked by a new sensibility towards air and a new ecology of human behaviour. The whole exhibit Tomás Saraceno. Aria is dedicated to the eclectic and creative search connecting art with natural and social science.

After the first big installation in the courtyard, serving as a first approach to Saraceno's art, the journey continues inside the halls of the Renaissance palace, with a common thread: spiders and their webs. These made by spiders are incredible geometries, they are art forms.

Even the rooms have intriguing names: Sounding the Air and Webs of At‐tent(s)ion, How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider/Web?, Passages of Time and Aerographies, A Thermodynamic Imaginary, Flying Gardens.
Immersive experiences.

The exhibition Tomás Saraceno. Aria is open to the public from June 1, in compliance with the safety rules for visitors.
It will be open until November 1 2020. The opening hours are 2pm-8pm Mon-Fri, with extended hours until 11pm on Thursday and 10am-8pm on Saturday and sunday.
In order to ensure social distancing, online booking on the Palazzo Strozzi website is recommended.



Published: 8/6/2020

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