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Monday, April 23, 2012

Crochet as Art: Ernesto Neto's Crochet Installations


Ernesto Neto, The Island Bird, 2012. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
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Saw this fabulous works of art in artdaily.org by contemporary visual artist Ernesto Neto and just thought of sharing here. It's all crochet! 



According to artdaily.org:
Crochet has become an important part of Neto's formal vocabulary over the last two years, and the artist has translated this craft traditionally done by women on a small, delicate scale to structures of massive proportions. The basic units of crochet, string and knots, serve as Neto's paint and his paintbrush, with the gallery as his canvas. Like giant paintings that the visitor is invited to climb into and move through, the installations provide an opportunity to experience the gallery space from the inside of the artwork itself. Looking out through a screen of colors--oranges and grays, greens and purples, blues and yellows--the viewer's perspective is reoriented, as the boundary between artwork and visitor is blurred. While breaking down the barriers between installation and viewer, these new works simultaneously propose a change in our relationship to time. By lifting us off the ground, to float between the floor and the ceiling, Neto offers us a space in which we can slow down, breathe, and rest. 

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