Collection: Ernesto Neto

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1964

Ernesto Neto's work mainly involves installations and sculptures, and maintains a long-standing dialogue with the spatial interactions promoted by architecture. Neto's architectural procedure does not build walls or blocks, but builds membranes and skins, nets and casings. A relationship with nature is embedded in its spaces, whether in the organic forms that the structures assume, or in the welcome that the facilities allow. The public is not assumed as a group of observers, but incorporated from the project to the installations.

Ernesto Neto's spaces, which are traversed, traversed, inhabited, also refer to Oiticica's penetrables, precursors of his plurisensorial environments. From Oiticica, Neto also takes advantage of his attentive look at elements of peripheral creativity, incorporating vernacular materials and construction techniques into his works.

The hammocks, a central material in his work, make it possible to envelop, encompass, hang, but they are also a structure to lie down on, a tool for rest, laziness and contemplation.