Artist Tomás Saraceno (born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project “Cloud Cities/Air Port City” is rooted in the artist’s investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.
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Apart from the fact the weather on Saturday was beyond perfect, Cloud City would be amazing rain or shine. Walking through Cloud City, a structure containing sixteen clear and mirrored interconnected parts, was both awakening and dreamlike at the same time. It almost felt like being inside a life-size kaleidoscope – seeing every angle of the Upper East Side, Central Park and beyond, simply by standing stationery in one segment, was incredible.
Before this summer slips away, be sure to visit Tomás Saraceno’s Cloud City – the 38-year-old’s first major commissioned, site-specific installation.