‘life is a river’, 2012 by ernesto netocotton fabric installation, size variableimage 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 thekochi 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.

 

 

life is a river by ernesto neto at india's first biennaleneto’s eclectic artworks will often be characterized by masses of suspended materialimage courtesy kochi biennale foundation

 

 

life is a river by ernesto neto at india's first biennalemonumental sculptures that will intersect the realms of architecture, art, philosophy and sociology as critical manifestations of the human relationshipimage courtesy kochi biennale foundation

 

 

life is a river by ernesto neto at india's first biennalethis latest iteration and incorporates the extraordinary sensorial tension caused by the combination of gravity and organic massimage courtesy kochi biennale foundation

 

 

life is a river by ernesto neto at india's first biennalethe 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