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Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the World
The Power Plant, Toronto (Canada)

19.06 - 12.09.2010


















 











































































































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Dramatic, immersive installations by internationally renowned artist Ernesto Neto transform the Hayward Gallery's upper galleries and its three outdoor sculpture courts. Best known for his sensuous sculptures, Neto creates site-specific installations with an abstract, biomorphic quality – evocative of skin and interior body systems – that investigate the way in which special alterations transform the relationships between people. In this, the artist's most ambitious exhibition to date, visitors experience a sequence of interlinked spaces that skilfully merge sculpture and architecture.








 


































Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the World, The Power Plant, Toronto

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2012. All Rights Reserved

Exhibition 19 June - 5 September 2010. Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road - London, SE1 8XX.





Wander through fabric installations, relax in cushioned soft spaces, ascend stairs into artworks overhead and, following on from Neto's signature 'nave' works, venture barefoot through an all-encompassing nylon vessel. Exploring new directions in his practice, Neto also presents his first outdoor installations at the gallery's sculpture courts. Whether submerged in a sculptural pool or balancing on a undulating path, visitors find themselves become active participants in the artworks.


Ernesto Neto, Anthropodino, 2009. Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory for Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Photograph: Jean Vong Photography, Inc. 2009. Courtesy the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

Ernesto Neto, Anthropodino, 2009. Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory for Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Photograph: Jean Vong Photography, Inc. 2009. Courtesy the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo