New Work by Argentinean Artist and Architect Tomás Saraceno at Baltic


GATESHEAD.- BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art presents a new work by renowned Argentinean artist and architect Tomás Saraceno. For 14 Billion (Working Title) Saraceno enlisted the aid of spider experts to create an oversized model of the web of the Latrodectus mactans (Black Widow) spider. This new work, previously unseen in the UK, opened at BALTIC on Saturday 17 July. Through his work Saraceno explores possible visions of a better world; his interest in architectural projects is part of this ongoing fascination with utopian theories and astronomical constellations. Taking his inspiration from the natural environment he rethinks how we live and our relation to one another; reshaping ideas and perceptions on ownership, property and even nationality. He challenges our ideas about the stability