Tomas Saraceno, Cloud Cities / Air-Port-City, 2010.
Aluminium, mirror, metal, 3,9 m (breadth) x 3,8 m (height) x 7,55 m (length).
Photo by Umberto Visone.
ROSSMARKT3 presents Tomas Saraceno
The new international sculpture project ROSSMARKT3 for Frankfurt’s main square in the city center, proudly announces the presentation of the first site specific work by artist Tomás Saraceno.
In Frankfurt the citizens support their historical city square with courage and become commissioners of art in the public area. Thus in the spring of 2010, acting as representatives of the civil society, 25 young people from Frankfurt chose the international artist Tomás Saraceno to create an artwork for the Rossmarkt.
The Rossmarkt in Frankfurt is a site that has been torn out of the inner city context through the bombings of the 2nd World War; its century old history no longer readable following many reconstructions. The citizens of Frankfurt could never quite rebuild this lost connection, do not know the past of this site, and see in it a large empty surface to which they cannot form an emotional connection.