Published by The Shed/Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Emma Enderby. Text by Vinciane Despret, Michael Marder, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Filipa Ramos, Harriet Washington.
Argentinian installation artist Tomás Saraceno (born 1973) combines research on fossil fuel alternatives, the architecture of spider webs and aeronautical engineering to create large-scale interactive sculptures that look toward the future. Saraceno’s interest in spiders is one of the defining features of his work: intrigued by their physical and philosophical structures of interconnectedness, he uses spiderwebs as the blueprint for many of his projects. The piece commissioned by The Shed for his largest-ever US exhibit follows in this tradition, combining spiderwebs with “the cosmic web” through an immersive experience. This publication documents the piece’s debut, alongside a four-color plate section of Saraceno’s previous projects and a selection of writing inspired by his work. In an effort to reduce the project’s environmental impact, the book is printed partially on excess paper salvaged from other jobs by the Italian printing atelier Musumeci.
Published by Spector Books. Edited by Philipp Oswalt, Lars Behrendt, Anna Garbus, Ignas Petronis, et al.
Berlin-based Argentinian sculptor Tomás Saraceno (born 1973) offers a glimpse into his practice through reflections on collective coproduction, the legacy of avant-garde digital works and the demands of producing large-scale interactive sculpture, using his Flying Plaza project as a case study.
Published by Skira editore. Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Eva Horn, Timothy Morton, Tim Ingold.
The book is an in-depth survey of the Aerocene project. The Aerocene project consists of a series of airborne sculptures made by Tomás Saraceno that will achieve the longest emissions-free journey around the world, becoming buoyant only by the heat of the Sun and infrared radiation from the surface of the Earth.
Published by Kerber. Text by Juliane von Herz, Ronald Jones, Marianne Rodenstein, Hella Schindel.
Inaugurating Rossmarkt3, a multi-annual public sculpture project for Frankfurt's Rossmarkt, Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno (born 1973) has created a large-scale arachnid-like sculpture that blends his interests in art, architecture, physics and ecology. This volume also includes other works of Saraceno's that explore similar themes.