Audemars Piguet and Art Basel


Audemars Piguet announced a new artwork depicted by the famous artist Tomás Saraceno for the aerocene.

His durable, site-specific installation albedo will be featured at Art Basel in Miami Beach on December 5-9, 2018.

albedo is a large-scale temporary pavilion developed by Saraceno, consisting of about 40 reflective, outward facing umbrellas. Together, the parabolic structures create a large hemispherical sun on the Miami Beach Oceanfront. Viewed from above, these experimental structures form an impressive geometric constellation that transforms the usual protective purpose of umbrellas into a Community act to protect the earth's thermodynamic balance. The solar energy use is used to lift Aerocene's aerosol aerosol sculpture Aerocene Explorer into the air. These floating sculptures represent a new air infrastructure that demonstrates the possibilities for an ethical, fossil fuel-free movement in the atmosphere, while challenging and redefining a global right to mobility.

Saraceno s albedo Reason strongly with Audemars Piguet's long-term commitment to environmental sustainability.

albedo stems from Saracen's long-standing view of Aerocene, an interdisciplinary artistic and scientific endeavor to visualize ethical collaborations with the environment, where the newly developed aerosol technology is developed by the multidisciplinary employees and researchers of the Aerocen Society, supported by the Aerocene Foundation.

Since 1992, the Audemars Piguet Foundation has been dedicated to the cause of forest saving throughout the world through environmental protection and youth awareness programs organized with local communities. Thus, Saracen's aerosol investigations reflect on the Audemars Piguet Foundation, which Tomás Saraceno shared: "Our common interest in preserving our planet for future generations makes our cooperation in Miami Beach all the more meaningful."

Parallel with the presentation of albedo In Miami Beach, a great solo show of Saracen's work, IN AIR, takes place at Palais de Tokyo (17 Oct 2018 – January 6, 2019) and focuses on his ongoing innovative research on the environment and the cosmos. The exhibition contains a prototype for albedo as well as details of the Aerocene Foundation work in the installation.