Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s)
An expansive exhibition of Tomás Saraceno on the relationship between human and nonhuman lifeforms at The Shed, New York.
New York, NY 10001
The Shed hosts “Particular Matter(s)“, an expansive gallery exhibition of Tomás Saraceno which features a newly commissioned sensory experience, “Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web“, a 95-foot-diameter installation in The Shed’s soaring McCourt space. Through an artistic process related to spiders and their webs, the artist proposes a conversation between human and nonhuman lifeforms, that have been disregarded by humans in the Anthropocene.
Through floating sculptures and interactive installations, Saraceno reflects on the effects and dynamics of the Anthropocene and, above all, the Capitalocene, which describes our contemporary era characterised by the destructive effects of capitalism on the environment. In a call for environmental justice, Saraceno also collaborates with human communities that have been impacted by the negative effects of climate change to renew relationships with Earth, the air, and the cosmos, particularly as part of his community projects, “Aerocene” and “Arachnophilia“.