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Ernesto Neto, O Bicho SusPenso na PaisaGen
Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires (Argentina).

23.09.2011 - 12.02.2012

07.09 - 25.11.2012

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Press release by Art Agenda

Ernesto Neto, O Bicho SusPenso na PaisaGen, 2011. Site-specific installation at Faena Arts Center.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1964, where he currently works, Neto is one of the most important figures on the Brazilian art scene today. He came out of the Brazilian Neo-Concrete art movement, which placed the spectator at the heart of the creative process; thus, physical interaction became a key aspect of this artist's work. The spectator is invited to touch, smell and enter the space created by the artist.

The organic shapes in his work arise from observing the body as a sort of internal landscape, creating an impression of fragility and sensuality. His works include sculptures and installations. He works with abstract installations that often take up the entire exhibition space, creating spatial labyrinths where thin membranes—stretched to the maximum and tied at different locations—are suspended, sometimes in the shape of enormous drops of different colors and scents (saffron, clove). His work emphasizes the elastic nature of fabric, the force of gravity, spices and polyethylene foam.

His work has been shown in many group and solo exhibits around the world:
- MOMA, New York / Tate Modern Gallery, London
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
- MNAM Centre George Pompidou, Paris / MOCA, Miami
- Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh / Guggenheim Museum, New Cork
- 49th Venice Biennial / 5th Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegr
- Panthéon, Paris / Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome

Curatorship : Neto's exihibition was curated by Jessica Morgan. Born in 1968, Jessica Morgan lives in London, where she is a contemporary art curator at Tate Modern.

Exhibition catalog : To be released in December 2011.

Exhibition 23 September 2011 – 12 February 2012. Faena Arts Center, Aime Paine 1169 Puerto Madero - Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Ernesto Neto, O Bicho SusPenso na PaisaGe, Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires

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