25 Jun - 06 Nov 2011
Cloudy Dunes. When Friedman meets Bucky on Air-Port-City
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. Sala Enel.
25 June - 6 November 2011
MACRO presents "Cloudy Dunes. When Friedman Meets Bucky on an Air-Port-City", a special project by Argentinean artist Tomas Saraceno for the spacious Enel Gallery, following in the tradition of Yona Friedman and the theories of Richard Buckminster Fuller. In this work, the artist completely re-designs the room, turning it into an "air-port city", a "cloudy dune" that fertilizes the environment, social life and people’s minds. By interspersing this installation - more than 500 dodecahedra made up of 18 km of electric cable pipes – with video images of the unique natural environment of Lencois Maranhenses Park in northern Brazil, Saraceno transforms the 1200 square metre exhibition hall into an extraordinary floating and suspended universe, in which the visitor can experience new shapes and images and discover new ways of living, travelling and communicating.