"More than humans" Dominique González Foerster, Tomás Saraceno

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Artists.- Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tomás Saraceno. Works from the collection of TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Stefanie Hessler. Exhibition architecture.- Olga Subirós.
25 September – 1 December 2019


Tomás Saraceno born San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina (1973). He lives and works between and beyond the planet earth. He has degree architect, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina (1992-1999), Postgraduate on Art & Architecture, Escuela Superior de bellas Ares de la Nación Ernesto de la Carcova,(1999-2000),Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste - Städelschule-Frankfurt am Main,(2001-2003), Postgraduate on Art and Architecture, Venezia Italia- Progettazione e Produzione delle Arti Visive- IUAV,(2003-2004), International Space Studies Program, NASA Center Ames, Silicon Valley, California, Summer 2009.

He has a permanent installations as; "On clouds (Air-port-City)" in Towada Arts Center, Towada,(Japan) and "Flying Garden", EPO Munich, (Germany).

He had recibed awars as a Kunstpreis-1822, (2010), Calder Prize-Calder Foundation in asociation with Scone Fundation,(2009), Hessische Kulsturstiftung in Rotterdam,(2003-2004), el Fondo Nacional de las Artes-Argentina Italy-Venice IUAV(2003-2004) and the first Prize in Bundeswettbewerb des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung, (2003).

Saraceno has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, and permanent installations at museums and institutions internationally, including the Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania (2022); The Shed, New York (2022); Towada Art Center, Japan (2021); Carte Blanche at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires (2017); K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Standehaus, Dusseldorf (2013); the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2012); and Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2011), and is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fundació Sorigué Fundación Hortensia Herrero, Arnault Collection, Boros Collection Fontanals-Cisneros, TBA 21 (Thyssen Bornemisza Collection), Espace Muraille Dragonfly Collection, Fundación Helga de Alvear, Foster Collection, Sammlung KiCo, Kupferstichkabinett Museum Berlin, and QAGOMA Brisbane, among others.

Saraceno has participated in numerous festivals and bienales, including the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale (2020) and the 53rd and 58th Venice Bienales (2009, 2019).

Dominique González-Foerster

Dominique González-Foerster. An experimental artist based in Paris, Dominique González-Foerster has been exploring since 1990 the different modalities of sensory and cognitive relationship between bodies and spaces, real or fictitious, up to the point of questioning the distance between organic life and work.

Metabolizing literary and cinematographic, architectural and musical, scientific and pop references, Gonzalez-Foerster creates “chambers” and “interiors”, “gardens”, “attractions” and “planets”, with respect to the multiple meanings that these terms take on in the works of Virginia Woolf or Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Brontë sisters or Thomas Pynchon, Joanna Russ or Philip K. Dick. This investigation of spaces extends to a questioning of the implicit neutrality of practices and exhibition spaces. Her mises en espace, “anticipations” and “apparitions” seek to invade the sensory domain of the viewers in order to operate intentional changes in their memory and imagination. Haunted by history and future, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s works become containers where the artist incubates a form of subjectivity that does not yet exist.

Through multiple international exhibitions, short films, productions and concerts, Gonzalez-Foerster’s mutant work contributes to the invention of new technologies of consciousness. Her most recent exhibitions include Martian Dreams Ensemble, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (2018); Pynchon Park, Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT), Lisbon (2017); Costumes & Wishes for the 21st Century, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2017); 1887–2058, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20, Düsseldorf (2016); 1887–2058, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015); Temporama, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (2015).



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