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Radio Galena, 2018
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
antenna, resonant circuit, semiconductor, crystal detector, headphone
ED. 2/3 + 2AP
© Tomás Saraceno - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino, foto di Perottino-Piva-Bottallo / Artissima 2018 Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
Saraceno’s is a visual art that feeds off the input from other fields of knowledge: from architecture to the natural sciences, from astrophysics to anthropology, and from engineering to ecology. Supported by multidisciplinary staff in his Berlin studio, the artist favours a collaborative approach to the research and production of his works. Split into series that repeat over the years, his work is made up of large immersive installations with a playful and spectacular appearance, in the form of flying cities or spider webs, which the audience then interacts with, modifying them with the weight of their own bodies.
Drawing on his training as an architect in Argentina, Germany and Italy, Saraceno was part of the movement towards radical and utopian planning of the 1960s. [...]