Forsaking Worlds

Once again, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Making something and then not clinging to it or insisting too much on its continuing intrinsic value can be positive. The symbol is the balloon, collectively constructed and then released. Tomas Saraceno manages to pull off utopia in all kinds of settings, including one painstakingly constructed world (hey, that name sounds familiar) that has since been forsaken, brutally, by the city of Milan: Isola Art Center and the ferment that happened, in parallel, in that neighborhood. Destroyed World no. 7. For all the background go here. To hear Bert Theis explain that lost world, LISTEN

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