Admission is free.

Ernesto Neto: Nhó Nhó Nave

On View: December 17, 1999 - January 30, 2000
When:
February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2018-02-15T19:00:00-06:00
2018-02-15T20:00:00-06:00
Where:
Parallelogram building by Gunnar Birkerts, Perspectives Gallery
Ernesto Neto: Nhó Nhó Nave @ Parallelogram building by Gunnar Birkerts, Perspectives Gallery

Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto has constructed an environmental, participatory installation for the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Perspectives Gallery.  As with much of Neto’s work, it is characterized by biomorphic forms.  The large sculpture is made of stretched Lycra secured with sandbags constructed from women’s nylon stockings.  Viewers are invited to enter and tour its spaces, exploring the otherworldly tunnels and rooms perfumed by hanging shapes filled with spices.  Neto works in a tradition of full-body artistic experience following the tradition of earlier Brazilian artists such as Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica.  The publication includes an essay by Lynn M. Herbert and documentation on the artist’s career.