Metropolitan Museum of Art present Tomas Saraceno. Cloud City

Metropolitan Museum of Art present Tomas Saraceno. Cloud City as a Work of Art atop the museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor roof garden through November 4, 2012 (weather permitting).

Artist Tomás Saraceno’s Cloud City, a large constellation of 16 interconnected modules composed specifically for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, is 54 feet long by 29 feet wide by 28 feet high, this site-specific work, inspired by multiple phenomena and structures (including clouds, bubbles, bacteria, foam, universes, and social and neural communication networks), showcases the artist’s bold and ambitious vision. Habitat-like, incorporating transparent and reflective materials, the work will also be accessible for visitors—in limited numbers, weather permitting, by timed-ticket entry—to experience its interior realms and exterior vistas via an internal route. Set against Central Park, Manhattan’s skyline, and the expanse of space above and beyond, the installation Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City—part of the artist’s series Cloud Cities/Air Port City—suggests a model for living, interaction, and social exchange. This is be the 15th consecutive single-artist installation for the Museum’s Cantor Roof Garden. Cloud City is the artist’s first major commission in the United States.

Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City is organized by Anne L. Strauss, Associate Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. –

Artist’s conceptual montage

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