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Continuation of the Dornbracht Installation Projects®: Tomás Saraceno "Cloud Cities" in the Hamburger Bahnhof "Museum für Gegenwart" (Museum for Contemporary Art) in Berlin

Iserlohn/Berlin For the eighth time, the Iserlohn based manufacturer of premium designer fixtures presents the Dornbracht Installation Projects®. Between September 15th 2011 and January 15th 2012, the Nationalgalerie in Berlin will present "Cloud Cities", an installation by the Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno (*1973), in the Hamburger Bahnhof "Museum für Gegenwart" (Museum for Contemporary Art) in Berlin as part of the Dornbracht Installation Projects® series. Spiderwebs, astrophysics and legendary visionaries, such as Buckminster Fuller, are just some of Tomás Saraceno's sources of inspiration. He calls his works "biospheres", organic dimensional meshworks that hover in the room, sometimes adorned with plants, sometimes simply suspended by black nets. Having originally studied architecture, the artist's starting point for his works is his interest in man’s current and future living environment and society.

The exhibition in the Hamburger Bahnhof "Museum für Gegenwart" (Museum for Contemporary Art) in Berlin presents one of the artist's installations which consumes the entire Historic Hall room, displaying for the first time approximately 20 of his "biosphere" works together. In this installation, Saraceno shows his three-dimensional vision of a Utopian world in which visitors can experience how a system composed of individual modules can create a new spatial cosmos.

With this commitment to supporting and initiating culture, Dornbracht aims to develop its own cultural identity and significance. Since 1996, the internationally active company has been continually supporting selected exhibitions and projects as part of the Dornbracht Culture Projects, now comprising six series: Statements, Performances, Installation Projects, Sponsorships, Edges, and Conversations.
The Dornbracht Installation Projects® series began in cooperation with Udo Kittelmann and the Kölnischer Kunstverein and was continued with the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt. The objective of the public-private partnership is to initiate and finance new productions by selected artists. Dornbracht has been continuing the Installation Projects with the Nationalgalerie in Berlin since 2010.
The first Dornbracht Installation Project® was in 2000 by Michel Majerus in the Kölnischer Kunstverein. His exhibition “If we are dead, so it is” was specially designed for the 500 square meter hall and presented a skate ramp covering the length and breadth of the room. The second Dornbracht Installation Project® in 2001 was the “Remarkable Places” film installation from the New York based artist Anna Gaskell (*1969), which took visitors around the exhibition hall as if they were following a course. When in 2002 Udo Kittelmann, the director of the Kölnische Kunstverein, moved from Cologne to the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, so did the Dornbracht Installation Projects®. The opening exhibition was staged by Martin Boyce (*1967) with “For 1959 Capital Avenue". In 2004, the temporary installation "Home Depot" by the Austrian-born New York resident artist Rudolf Stingel (*1956) could be experienced and viewed. Anton Henning develops complete interiors, based on his painting, which consist of furniture, paintings and sculptures. His “Frankfurter Salon” was mounted in 2005 within the context of the Dornbracht Installation Projects®. In 2006, Thomas Bayrle's installation "40 Years of Chinese Rock ´n´ Roll" opened the sixth Dornbracht Installation Project®. “Rudolf Stingel. LIVE”, the seventh Dornbracht Installation Project®, held in the Nationalgalerie in Berlin, marking the start of the partnership between the Nationalgalerie and Dornbracht, which will be continued in September 2011 with Tomás Saraceno's "Cloud Cities" installation.

Exhibition details

Title: Dornbracht Installation Project® "Cloud Cities" – Tomás Saraceno
Duration: September 15th 2011 - January 15th 2012
Venue: Hamburger Bahnhof "Museum für Gegenwart" (Museum for Contemporary Art) Berlin

About Dornbracht
Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG, with headquarters in Iserlohn, is a globally active family-run manufacturer of high-quality fittings and accessories for bathrooms and kitchens. Highly qualified employees and the most modern production technologies guarantee the highest manufacturing quality. Dornbracht continually strives for progress in the areas of technology and production with the goal of being the leading innovators in the sector. Dornbracht regularly receives international design awards for its product designs and is also distinguished by its long-term commitment to cultural endeavors since 1996. Since 2006, the bathroom and kitchen edition of the "Dornbracht - the SPIRIT of WATER" publication has been regularly released, a publication which expresses Dornbracht's vision as a company with cultural relevance and reflects the broad spectrum of the Dornbracht brand. Between being a magazine and a catalog, the publication succeeds in documenting the inspiration, dialogue and innovation that distinguishes thought and work at Dornbracht.


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ToSa_Installationsansichten_Saraceno_1 Tomás Saraceno Cloud Cities, 2011 Installationsansicht Hamburger Bahnhof
Foto: Tomás Saraceno
ToSa_Installationsansichten_Saraceno_2 Tomás Saraceno Cloud Cities, 2011 Installationsansicht Hamburger Bahnhof
Foto: Tomás Saraceno
ToSa_Installationsansichten_Saraceno_3 Tomás Saraceno Cloud Cities, 2011 Installationsansicht Hamburger Bahnhof
Foto: Tomás Saraceno
ToSa_Installationsansichten_Ziehe_1 Tomás Saraceno Cloud Cities, 2011 Installationsansicht Hamburger Bahnhof
Foto: Jens Ziehe
ToSa_Installationsansichten_Ziehe_2 Tomás Saraceno Cloud Cities, 2011 Installationsansicht Hamburger Bahnhof
Foto: Jens Ziehe
ToSa_Installationsansichten_Ziehe_3 Tomás Saraceno Cloud Cities, 2011 Installationsansicht Hamburger Bahnhof
Foto: Jens Ziehe