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SUSPENDED SCULPTURES

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To live in a weightless state, to overcome gravity, and to create bodies that fly and float in space are some of the oldest desires of humankind. In the twentieth century this dream became a reality thanks to new materials and techniques. Primary elements that evade gravity are clouds, fog, and air. This is why, since the beginning of the twentieth century, sculptures have been designed for and with air: inflatable, transparen­t, viscous envelopes that float beneath the ceiling, in the sky, or form air cushions. Buildings wreathed in fog create the impression of hovering above the ground.

ARTISTS: Hicham B err ada–Marin us Boezem – Martin Boyce – Trisha Brown – Alexander Calder – Mariana Castillo Deball – Gianni Colombo – Elias Crespin – Eventstruc­ture Research Group – Wolfgang Flad – Michel François – Franziska Furter – Carla Guagliardi – Hans Haacke – Jeppe Hein – Katharina Heinrich – Antonia Hirsch – Gerhard Hoehme – Paolo Icaro – Žilvinas Kempinas – Anselm Kiefer – Hans Kooi – Hans Kupelwiese­r – Marie Lienhard – Piero Manzoni – Franco Mazzucchel­li – Bruno Munari – MarieLuce Nadal – Fujiko Nakaya – Yasuaki Onishi – Otto Piene – Sergio Prego – Man Ray – Tomás Saraceno – Alan Saret – Jesús Rafael Soto –TAKIS – Luca Trevisani – Troika – Andy Warhol – Pae White

 ?? (Photos: Tobias Wootton) ?? This page: Attila Csörgö, Untitled (1 tetrahedro­n + 1 cube + 1 octahedron = 1 icosahedro­n), 1999; wooden sticks, string, pulley wheel, iron frame, electric motor; Courtesy of the artist and Gregor Podnar, Berlin [Exhibition chapter: Mathematic­al Models]; bottom: Installati­on view, [Exhibition chapter: Spatial Constructi­ons]
(Photos: Tobias Wootton) This page: Attila Csörgö, Untitled (1 tetrahedro­n + 1 cube + 1 octahedron = 1 icosahedro­n), 1999; wooden sticks, string, pulley wheel, iron frame, electric motor; Courtesy of the artist and Gregor Podnar, Berlin [Exhibition chapter: Mathematic­al Models]; bottom: Installati­on view, [Exhibition chapter: Spatial Constructi­ons]
 ??  ?? Above: Toshimasa Kikuchi, Geometrica­l Form-041, 2017; cypress wood, lacquer, pigment; dimensions varibale; Courtesy of the artist [Exhibition chapter:
Above: Toshimasa Kikuchi, Geometrica­l Form-041, 2017; cypress wood, lacquer, pigment; dimensions varibale; Courtesy of the artist [Exhibition chapter:
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(Photo: Tobias Wootton) Mathematic­al Models]
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 ?? Forground, left: Yasuaki Onishi, Vertical Volume ZKM, 2019; plastic sheet, fan, timer, other; dimensions variable; Courtesy of the artist Foreground, right: Gerhard Hoehme, Strahlenfa­ll, 1968; plexiglas cubes, nylon cords, mirrors, pigmented casting resin ?? This page, left: Andy Warhol, Silver Clouds, 1966; Mylar balloons filled with helium and compressed air; dimensions variable; © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York [Exhibition chapter: Suspended Sculptures]; bottom: Installati­on view, atrium 1, [Exhibition chapter: Suspended Sculptures]
Forground, left: Yasuaki Onishi, Vertical Volume ZKM, 2019; plastic sheet, fan, timer, other; dimensions variable; Courtesy of the artist Foreground, right: Gerhard Hoehme, Strahlenfa­ll, 1968; plexiglas cubes, nylon cords, mirrors, pigmented casting resin This page, left: Andy Warhol, Silver Clouds, 1966; Mylar balloons filled with helium and compressed air; dimensions variable; © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York [Exhibition chapter: Suspended Sculptures]; bottom: Installati­on view, atrium 1, [Exhibition chapter: Suspended Sculptures]
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