Ernesto Neto

Ernesto Neto - Galerie Max Hetzler
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Through his formal vocabulary, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto engages with the idea of social interaction. Neto has gained acclaim for his large experimental environments that dramatically alter our surroundings, engage all the senses, and invite to interact. The deliberate choice of materials, the simultaneity of internal and external structures, the contrast between the organic and the mechanic, along with sensuality are all phenomena involved in his works. Ernesto Neto’s installations draw on the lessons of minimalist sculpture, New Brazilian Objectivity of the 1960’s and 70’s, and the anthropomorphic architecture, removing the visitor from the assault and grind of the everyday world and providing an opportunity to slow down and reconnect with essential multisensory experiences. Constantly opening new formal and conceptual developments in his work, Ernesto Neto describes sculpture as a living organism transgressing all limitations.

"This art appeals to all the senses, it is a holistic experience. Ernesto Neto's sculptures (often they are sculptural landscapes rather than individually distinguished artifacts) seductively lead the eyes along their surface. Odors emanate: turmeric, cumin and other exotic spices stimulate the nose. Many of the works can, are even supposed to be touched [...]. Reception of the art is an active process. And Neto goes even further: he lets people penetrate into his works. "Naves" are what he calls the sculptural creations he has made since 1997, composed from membranes of stretched fabric that can be walked through, that can be physically conquered, that are supposed to be used."

Sebastian Preuss, The universe behind the skin in Ernesto Neto: From Sebastian to Olivia, Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2009

Image: hand play mind, 2013, 30 mm corten steel, 163 x 159 x 294 cm, edition of 3

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REMEMBER EVERYTHING - Galerie Max Hetzler

REMEMBER EVERYTHING

Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45,-

From Sebastian to Olivia - Galerie Max Hetzler

From Sebastian to Olivia

Ernesto Neto

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, 2008
With letters written by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leith, Dobrila Denegri, Franck Leibovici, Giovanna Zapperi, Hiromi Kitazawa, Tania Rivera and an essay by Sebastian Preuss

€ 45,-

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