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Tomás Saraceno, Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, like Droplets Along the Strands of a Spider’s Web, 2009. Installation view, Venice Biennale, 2009.

Tomás Saraceno, Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, like Droplets Along the Strands of a Spider’s Web, 2009. Installation view, Venice Biennale, 2009.

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Tomás Saraceno

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
South Shore Road
July 17–October 10, 2010

Bonniers Konsthall
Torsgatan 19
February 17–June 15, 2010

Curated by Sara Arrhenius

Imprinting the organic onto the built environment, Tomás Saraceno worked with arachnologists and astrophysicists for several years to make Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, like Droplets Along the Strands of a Spider’s Web, the awe-inducing room-size installation first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale. His inquiry into the correlating geometric structures of spiderwebs and the universe, interweaving ideas of scale and habitation, will evolve at Bonniers, where Saraceno installs a new iteration of the work—a complex, crowd-engulfing network of black elastic cords that simultaneously represents the impossibly minute and the incomprehensibly expansive. Accompanied by a catalogue, the exhibition will incorporate background materials such as drawings, photographs, texts, and films.