Ernesto Neto et al.

Calder Now
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam
21 November 2021 – 29 May 2022

Installation view: Ernsto Neto, It happens when the body is anatomy of time, 2000, Kunsthal Rotterdam, 2021, photo: Ossip van Duivenbode
Installation view: Ernsto Neto, It happens when the body is anatomy of time, 2000, Kunsthal Rotterdam, 2021, photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

Ernsto Neto’s work is included in the group exhibition Calder Now, on view at the Kunsthal Rotterdam until 29 May 2022.

Calder Now explores for the first time in Europe Alexander Calder’s enduring and unmistakable influence on contemporary art. This exhibition presents over twenty sculptures by Calder alongside works by ten prominent contemporary artists. Enigmatic, gravity-defying installations, sculptures that induce extraordinary optical experiences, and art that appeals to all the senses reveal new connections with Calder and bring into focus the countless extensions of his legacy.

Kunsthal Rotterdam


Ernesto Neto et al.

‘Adam, Eve and the Serpent’. Works from the Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann (group show)
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
29 October 2021 – 13 February 2022

Installation view: Ernesto Neto,
Installation view: Ernesto Neto, "The House", 2003, Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, 2021, © Staatliche Kunstsammllung Dresden, photo: Oliver Killig

With a selection of some 200 outstanding works – ranging from painting, photography, drawing and sculpture to installation, film and video art – the Bundeskunsthalle presents a comprehensive survey of modern art drawn from the important private collection put together by Erika and Rolf Hoffmann. The Hoffmanns made their first acquisitions in the 1960s, purchasing primarily directly from artists, with whom they maintained a close dialogue from the very beginning. The exhibition offers deep insights into the collection in all its individuality, subjectivity and intensely private nature – Erika Hoffmann has been known to describe the works as ‘family members.’

The dialogical, corresponding and synergetic principle of the collection, which transcends borders and generations, is made manifest in the open and cross-media presentation. The exhibition sheds light on surprising correspondences, offers intellectual and emotional stimuli and reflects fundamental existential and philosophical questions that have a timeless validity in our society. Work by Ernesto Neto is included.

Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

Ernesto Neto et al.

Permanent installations at the ReefLine, Miami Beach's first Underwater Sculpture Park
From December 2021


The ReefLine will be a new 7-mile underwater public sculpture park, snorkel trail and artificial reef located off Miami Beach’s shoreline. The large-scale environmental public art project has been conceived by cultural placemaker Ximena Caminos, who will serve as the project’s Artistic director. Led by Shohei Shigematsu, OMA will design the ReefLine’s masterplan as well as a distinct sculpture within it, collaborating with a team of expert marine biologists, researchers, architects and costal engineers.

The ReefLine will provide a critical habitat for endangered reef organisms, promoting biodiversity and enhancing coastal resilience. For the masterplan, OMA has designed a geometric, concrete modular unit that can be deployed and stacked from South Beach to the north, following the topography of the sea bed. The living breakwater is the connective tissue for the overall masterplan and will be punctuated by a series of site-specific installations.

The project will be completed in phases, with the first mile slated to open December 2021—the first phase will open with permanent installations by Argentine conceptual artist Leandro Erlich (b. 1973) and Shohei Shigematsu/OMA. The project will also include new commissions by Ernesto Neto (b. 1964, Brazil) and Agustina Woodgate (b. 1981, Argentina).