Walking in Venus blue cave

Walking in Venus blue cave

Ernesto Neto, Brazilian, 1964-
Born: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Work Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
sculpture, installation
Nylon stocking, Styrofoam, buttons, and incandescent lights
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
Ernesto Neto (Brazilian). Walking in Venus blue cave. 2001. Nylon stocking, Styrofoam, buttons, and incandescent lights. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. 2006.97.
height: 156 in, 396.2400 cm; width: 306 in, 777.2400 cm; depth: 328 in, 833.1200 cm
Modern and Contemporary Art
Modern and Contemporary Art

Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto's art takes the form of fantastical, multisensory environments. Neto uses hundreds of yards of translucent material, as well as foam and fabric, to construct environments that both stimulate and envelop the senses.

Walking in Venus blue cave is made of stocking-like netting filled with Styrofoam beads and is illuminated on the interior by incandescent lights. Being inside his installations has been compared to being inside a womb, where viewers can actively participate with Neto's constructed environment. "I like to think of the body as both an architectural construction and a landscape," Neto said. 


Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.

Exhibition History
  • "RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan"—Denver Art Museum, 10/07/2006 - 07/15/2007

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