May 6 – August 9, 2020
On view in The McCourt, Level 2 and Level 4 Galleries
For more than a decade, artist Tomás Saraceno has been imagining a world free from borders and fossil fuels, in an unorthodox collaboration with spiders and their webs, and the cosmic web. In this age of climate emergency, his work has focused on a new era of our Earth that emphasizes the atmosphere, called the Aerocene. Saraceno draws on this practice in Particular Matter(s), the artist’s largest exhibition in the US to date. The exhibition features new and extant works and a large-scale, immersive commission in The McCourt, The Shed’s iconic and largest space. Particular Matter(s) marks the first time The McCourt will be used for a visual art installation—one that is intended to be neither seen nor heard, but felt.