The Shed, a massive multi-disciplinary arts center in Hudson Yards, is quickly becoming New York’s go-to arts destination.
New Yorkers are currently rushing to the destination to cross a giant tent-like space that is actually a balloon on the ground made up of colorful, recycled plastic grocery bags. The installation, dubbed ‘Museo Aero Solar’, is part of Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno’s large-scale exhibition ‘Particular(s)’, and it’s definitely worth a trip west of the city. .
The piece is intended as a reminder of the impact of man on the environment. It’s actually a project of Saraceno’s own Aerocene Foundation, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the development of fuelless flight.
The theme also resonates in the artist’s other works. In three of the Shed’s four public spaces, Saraceno has, in fact, mounted a series of works that preach the importance of climate justice informed by the perspectives of human and non-human life forms. (You may have noticed the human-sized spider web placed inside a 95-foot-diameter bottle at another on-site facility.)
Much like the rest of the exhibit, “Museo Aero Solar” is a visually arresting installation that, of course, makes great Instagram fodder (though social media certainly doesn’t do the piece justice). You have until April 17 to see it with your own eyes.
And if you fancy learning more about Saraceno’s work, head to the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in Chelsea to browse”Thomas Saraceno: Silent Autumn”, a solo exhibition of the artist’s works on view until March 26.
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