Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the World

Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the WorldPhoto by ninebelow

I went to see The Edges of the World by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto at Hayward Gallery today. It's a great exhibition. His art is organic and sensuous. The flowing shapes and soft pastell color gradients form a nice contrast with the brutalist concrete architecture of surrounding Southbank Centre. The sculptures are immersive and fun: You can walk through the installations, touch, feel, and smell them and play with them. There's even a swimming pool that you can dip into if you have the right kind of admission ticket. This being in London, though, the pool was closed for planned engineering work...

The show reminded me of Kusamatrix by Kusama Yayoi, which I saw in Tokyo some years ago and also quite enjoyed.

Recommended. Open until September 5.

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