art direction, editorial design, catalogue

Tomás Saraceno. Aria
Palazzo Strozzi - Florence, IT, June 1st – November 1st 2020

Tomás Saraceno. Aria, is the largest project to date in Italy by the artist Tomás Saraceno, responding to the specific context of Palazzo Strozzi, and its relationship to the cultural and scientific history of Florence.

A visionary artist whose multidisciplinary practice encompasses art, social and life sciences, Tomás Saraceno creates immersive works and participatory experiences that suggest a new way of living in our world by forging connections with such non-human phenomena as spiders, dust particles and plants, which become players in his works and metaphors of the universe.
As his work unfolds along a path from the courtyard to the exhibition halls of Palazzo Strozzi, Saraceno interacts with the historical context by creating an original dialogue between the Renaissance and the contemporary world – a shift from the idea of ‘man at the centre of the world’ to the concept of ‘man as part of a universe’ in which a new harmony can be sought.

The show is complemented by a catalogue designed by Enrico Bardin and published in two editions (Italian and English) by Marsilio Editori.

You can buy the italian edition of the catalogue >here.

Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi

Cover image by: Lucas Mateluna and Studio Tomás Saraceno
Printed by: Grafiche Veneziane, Venezia