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Cuddle on the Tightrope

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Crazy Hyperculture in the Vertigo of the World Installation views, Los Molinos, Faena Art Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011 © Courtesy the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
Cuddle on the Tightrope

2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
May 12th, 2012 - September 9th, 2012
Opening: May 12th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
jstrick@nashersculpturecenter.org
PHONE:  
(214) 242-5100
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 11-5
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

The Nasher Sculpture Center has invited internationally-renowned Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto to create a new work for one of the large, Renzo Piano-designed galleries at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Often working on the scale of architecture, Neto creates experiential environments from sheer mesh fabric often filled with soft materials and aromatic spices. Anthropodino, his largest installation to date, suspended sensuous, spice-filled, fabric stalactites from the trusses of a cavernous former military industrial drill hall, over a sheer fabric-covered structure of passageways and rooms that spanned an area over 180 feet by 120 feet. Like many of his environments the rooms featured soft, cushiony areas on which to lounge or inhale the alluring aromas of spices like clove, cumin, ginger, turmeric, black pepper and ginger.

Organic, womblike, and elemental, Neto’s installations dramatically alter our environment, engage all of the senses, and invite interaction. In addition to creating a new work for exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Neto will also curate a selection of objects from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection in the adjacent gallery.