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Nov 2022 - Apr 2023

Tomás Saraceno b.1973 / Drift: A cosmic web of thermodynamic rhythms 2022 / Dimensions and installation variable / Purchased 2022 with funds from the Neilson Foundation through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: QAGOMA / © Tomás Saraceno / GOMA, March 2023 / Photograph: J Ruckli, QAGOMA

Expansive and inspiring, ‘Air’ at GOMA showcases more than 30 significant Australian and international artists, reflecting the vitality of our shared atmosphere. ‘Air’ draws together the work of artists from Australia and across the globe over five chapters, giving shape to the invisible and exploring our reliance on this unique mix of gases.

Featuring beautiful and breathtaking moments, ‘Air’ is anchored by an expansive canopy of gently moving, giant air-filled spheres from artist Tomás Saraceno — in his most ambitious works to date. Iconic Gallery Collection favourites including Ron Mueck’s monumental human sculpture In bed, Anthony McCall’s enveloping installation Crossing and Jonathan Jones’s lyrical evocation of wind, breath and bird call, untitled (giran) offer deeply immersive experiences.


‘Air’ was held in GOMA’s Gallery 1.1 (The Fairfax Gallery), Gallery 1.2 & Gallery 1.3 (Eric and Marion Taylor Gallery) from 26 November 2022 to 23 April 2023. Visit the full Collection Online feature to learn more.


Feature image: Tomás Saraceno's Drift: A cosmic web of thermodynamic rhythms 2022 installed at GOMA for ‘Air’, March 2023 / © Tomás Saraceno / Photograph: J Ruckli, QAGOMA

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