The exhibition "Biospheres" by Tomás Saraceno was shown 31 October 2009 - 30 December 2010
In the Gallery’s Sculpture Street, the large, glass-covered space between the red and white buildings, you could experience Tomás Saraceno’s floating transparent orbs; the work Biospheres. Several of the spheres contained plant-based ecosystems, while the largest of them invited spectators to step inside.
The Argentinian artist Saraceno originally trained as an architect, and his biospheres can be seen as models representing his vision for alternative types of social spaces and habitats. Taking a metaphorical, poetic approach to serious subjects such as the overpopulation of Earth, environmental issues, and migration, Tomas Saraceno seeks to create a new relation between culture and nature.
His works are often based on careful scientific studies of e.g. the formation of clouds, soap bubbles, and the geometric principles of spider webs. Saraceno’s almost Utopian/unearthly sculptures and installations challenge our perception of the environment and the social landscape.