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Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00 PM


Off Campus (see description)




Arts and Science Intiative


Yasmil Raymond, associate curator at MoMA (NYC), will speak with Berlin-based Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno about his work and current ideas and interests.

Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington Street.

About the panelists:
Yasmil Raymond received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Master of Arts from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Prior to 2009, when Raymond joined the Dia Art Foundation as curator she worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Walker Art Center. In 2015 Raymond was hired as an associate curator at the Museum of Modern Art in the department of painting and sculpture.

Tomás Saraceno’s oeuvre can be seen as an ongoing research, informed by the worlds of art, architecture, natural sciences, astrophysics, and engineering; his floating sculptures, community projects, and interactive installations propose and explore new, sustainable ways of inhabiting and sensing the environment. In 2015 Saraceno achieved the world record for the first and longest certified fully-solar manned flight. During the past decade, he has initiated collaborations with renowned scientific institutions, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Max Planck Institute, the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, and the Natural History Museum London. He is the first person to scan, reconstruct, and reimagine spiders’ weaved spatial habitats, and possesses the only three-dimensional spider web collection in existence. Saraceno lectures in institutions worldwide, and his work has been widely exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Saraceno lives and works in and beyond the planet Earth.

Presented by the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative and the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at UChicago, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the Goethe-Institute Chicago.