Saturday, 26 June 2010
the edges of the world
Ernesto Neto is considered one of the most important leaders of Brazil’s Contemporary Art scene. His inspiration comes partly from Brazilian Neo-concretism art movement, which rejected Modernism’s ideas of autonomous geometric abstraction and wanted to equate art with living organisms in a kind of organic architecture, estimulating the audience's participation.
He describes his works as an exploration and a representation of the body’s landscape from within. Now his immersive, sensory installations transform the upper spaces of the Hayward Gallery in London, as part of the Festival Brazil.
The festival celebrates our mix of cultures. "Bringing the vibrant, dynamic culture of contemporary Brazil to the heart of London, Festival Brazil celebrates the country's rich cultural heritage – including music, visual arts, dance, literature, debates and food."
Até 5 de setembro, o Southbank Centre vai receber também Gil, Bethânia, Tom Zé, Arnaldo Antunes, Martnália, Afroreggae e os Mutantes, escritores convidados para o Festival Literário, como JP Cuenca, além de artistas visuais como Fábio Moon e Gabriel Bá, representando uma parte da riqueza da nossa cultura visual.