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Ahead: Far Out

A trio of trippy summer exhibitions promises to challenge your view. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s book of the same name, Invisible Cities invites 10 different artists for interpretations of urban landscapes, real and imagined. Mean-while, also at MassMoCA, Michael Oatman’s large, habitable installation offers an intriguing counterpoint: a crash-landed “satellite,” a “library,” and a field of solar panels to explore as one muses on the fate of utopian dreams. Perhaps born of a similar spirit, Tomás Saraceno’s partially transparent, partially reflective construction on the roof of the Met sets up a very different perspective of this real city. Far out, dude.

Invisible Cities
MASS MoCA, North Adams
April 14, 2012–March 1, 2013

All Utopias Fell
Michael Oatman
MASS MoCA, North Adams
April 14–November 4, 2012

Cloud City
Tomás Saraceno
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
May 15–November 4, 2012