Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto exhibits a series of sensory sculptures at the aspen art museum for the exhibition ‘gratitude’ which runs from June 6 to September 7, 2014.. The sculptures were meant to create environment awareness among people. Often involving stretchy transparent fabric and forms found in the natural world such as flowers, seeds and roots, Neto’s installations have an organic, biomorphic character evoking skin and internal body structures. Within the exhibition space, large floral figures are set up around the room, canvassed in a plush fabric for visitors to sit and lie on. You can also observe tent-like umbrella pods which acts as a sheath hanging above the lounge, with suspended crystals and drooping crochet nets hovering just above the visitor’s reach. With an overall touch of pastel pink, orange and bright blue, the gallery transforms itself into an engaging and vibrant place, challenging the notion of sculpture as a static object and exploring the ways in which changes to a built environment can transform relationships between people.
Another interesting thing about this exhibition is that unlike other shows hosted at the prestigious gallery site, where visitors are prohibited to touch the art on display, Neto’s sculptures does exactly the opposite, allowing the visitors to explore each piece on a multi-sensory level. Spanning both the AAM’s upper and lower galleries, ‘gratitude’ presents visitors with the opportunity to slow down, pause and rediscover the nature’s beauty neto has composed within each sculptural installation.
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