Tomás Saraceno‘s exhibition “Aria” unfolds through the exhibition spaces of Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, responding to the historical context, from the courtyard to the exhibition halls of the building. The artworks on view create an original dialogue between contemporary and Renaissance, and with Florence’s cultural and scientific history. Saraceno creates immersive installations and participatory experiences to investigate new ways of connecting with non-human phenomena, such as spiders, dust particles, and plants. His multidisciplinary and visionary practice embraces art, social life and sciences.
The exhibition in Florence, curated by Arturo Galansino, opens with the site-specific installation “Thermodynamic Constellation”, adapted to Palazzo Strozzi’s courtyard, to invite visitors to rethink our way to inhabit the planet. The large, reflective spheres composing the work originate from Saraceno’s research into solar balloons floating thanks only to the heat of the sun.