Art Of The Day Weekly
#522 - from 5 July 2018 to 11 July 2018
Ernesto Neto turns Zurich tropical
ZURICH – Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto has taken over the most prestigious cultural venues, such as the Panthéon in Paris, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, with his rhizomatic installations, made with nets and slack shapes. With the support of the Fondation Beyeler, he has set up in the train station of the largest Swiss city his new work, GaiaMotherTree, the expression of his concern for our planet. As his other works, this is not an untouchable creation but rather a site visitors are invited to make their own. It is completely made of naturally dyed, hand-knotted materials and illustrates his relationship with the Amazon tribe, the Huni Kuin. The suspended pockets are filled with spices and dry leaves that diffuse a pleasant odor, as if to illustrate what we would lose if global warming continues.
• Ernesto Neto, Gaiamothertree, 2018, central station in Zurich, Fondation Beyeler from 30 June to 29 July 2018.