21 April – 17 June 2007
Curator: Rutger Wolfson
For his first solo exhibition in the Netherlands, Argentinean artist and architect Tomas Saraceno (1973) has created a gigantic scale model of his futuristic air borne society 'Airport City'. The scale model, constructed especially for De Vleeshal, consists of some 100 balloons (1,7 meters in diameter), linked together in a complex of nets to form an immense cloud-like formation. Saraceno’s floating metropolis, constantly transforming itself in symbiosis with the ever-changing skies, poses an alternative to our gravitationally bound concepts of ‘habitation’ and ‘community’.