Pic of the Day: Metaphysical Spiderwebs


Our friends at Cool Hunting tipped us off the work of Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno. 14 Billions, his new site-specific exhibit at Stockholm’s Bonniers Konsthall (Saraceno’s first major show in Europe) is an extension of a piece he showed at last year’s Venice Biennale. It took two years and the aid of astrophysicists, architects, engineers and spider researcher to complete the installations, which use “the imagery and structure of spider webs to map the origin and structure of the universe.” The black rope of said webs spans an impressive 400 cubic meters, overtaking the gallery space.

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