New York

Tomas Saraceno

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Gardens that fly, aircraft powered by the sun, cities that change and meld like drifting clouds, gravity as a “physical psycho-social relationship.” These are some of the ideas with which Tomas Saraceno, a peripatetic Argentine artist currently based in Frankfurt, has lately been obsessed. Just as Saraceno is a postnational individual, moving freely between continents and cultures, he might also be termed a “postartist,” working as he does on interdisciplinary projects derived largely from architectural—rather than painterly, sculptural, or photographic—practice. A recent show at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Saraceno’s US solo debut, served as a concise introduction to his recent projects.

One of Saraceno’s models is Buckminster Fuller, the visionary architect and inventor whose work centered on questions of housing and transportation but extended into larger questions of human survival. Saraceno

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