life is a river by ernesto neto at india's first biennale
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feb 03, 2013
life is a river by ernesto neto at india's first biennale


‘life is a river’, 2012 by ernesto neto
cotton fabric installation, size variable
image courtesy kochi biennale foundation

 

 

presented as part of the kochi-muziris biennale – india’s first biennale running till the 13th of march, 2013 – is the latest work of celebrated brazilian artist ernesto neto.
neto’s eclectic artworks will often be characterized by masses of suspended material, monumental sculptures that will intersect the realms of architecture,
art, philosophy and sociology as critical manifestations of the human relationship. ‘life is a river’ is neto’s latest iteration and incorporates
the extraordinary sensorial tension caused by the combination of gravity and organic mass. the fabric used for the piece is derived from the
kochi markets themselves – a physical reflection of neto’s desire to connect his practice with his indian heritage and culture.
the work speaks of an affinity that fills the space it occupies not only in a physical sense, but also metaphorically and experientially.

 

 


neto’s eclectic artworks will often be characterized by masses of suspended material
image courtesy kochi biennale foundation

 

 


monumental sculptures that will intersect the realms of architecture, art, philosophy and sociology as critical manifestations of the human relationship
image courtesy kochi biennale foundation

 

 


this latest iteration and incorporates the extraordinary sensorial tension caused by the combination of gravity and organic mass
image courtesy kochi biennale foundation

 

 


the work speaks of an affinity that fills the space it occupies not only in a physical sense, but also metaphorically and experientially.
image courtesy kochi biennale foundation

 

 

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