Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ernesto Neto

I don't care how busy you are. You NEED to see (and smell) the Ernesto Neto installation at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan.

Its a space within a space. Its an installation of a complex of tunnels and caves formed of thin, translucent, stretchable fabric, inside of the old armory on Park Avenue.

The first thing I noticed was the overwhelming smell, and after walking into the room realized that each of the long tentacles that hang from the ceiling are filled with cinnamon, cayenne pepper (don't touch that one - it'll get in your eyes and burn), cloves, and other fragrant spices.

Its an all encompassing sensory experience. Smell it, taste it, touch it (the walls are really soft and squishy!) Walk in it, through it, around it. See the changes in perspective as you move around it and through it.

I don't care what you do, just go see it!


  1. I read about this! I'm definitely going-- that's all there is to it!

  2. You definitely will not regret it...

  3. AHHH! I can't believe I missed tHIS alien textile beauty! I must go as well...