BIOMORPHIC WORKS BY ERNESTO NETO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Rio de Janeiro native Ernesto Neto’s been exhibiting internationally since the 1990s, and the artist’s latest biomorphic work is tailored to the spaces each piece inhabits. From a distance, these new, vibrant installations appear as though they grew inside these walls organically. But Neto’s work isn’t meant to be enjoyed from afar.

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In his current show at Helsinki’s Kiasma, “Boa,” visitors are invited to touch and inhabit his constructions. At close inspection, the meticulous hand-crocheting and knotting of the fabric comes into focus. Scents, such as lavender or clove, are paired with works; makeshift ceilings envelope viewers into becoming components of the work.

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Herbert Baglione’s 1000 Shadows in Rio de Janeiro at Street Art Um Panorama 2014

If you’re in Rio de Janeiro between now and October 5th, be sure to seek out this year’s Street Art Um Panorama Urbano  presented by Caixa Cultural. The show which opened August 2nd has an impressive roster of artists including Banksy, Herbert Baglione, HowNosm, Jef Aerosol, Nunca, Vhils, Pixel Pancho, MaisMenos, Rero and Stenlex.  Herbert Baglione completed an indoor and an outdoor installation and he sends us the latest photos for a closer look:

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Outdoor Installation:

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Herbert Baglione’s 1000 Shadows in Rio de Janeiro

Upper Playground artist Herbert Baglione released photos of his latest work in Rio de Janeiro while exhibiting at this year’s Street Art Um Panorama Urbano 2014 presented by Caixa Cultural. Still working within his on going theme of ‘1000 Shadows’, its signature movements of shadowy figures cascaded through buildings and streets of Rio.

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Photos via his IG: @hbaglione

Street Art Um Panorama Urbano 2014 with Banksy, Nunca, Herbert Baglione, HowNosm and more

This year’s highly anticipated show, Street Art Um Panorama Urbano 2014 presented by Caixa Cultural includes an impressive roster of artists including Banksy, Herbert Baglione, HowNosm, Jef Aerosol, Nunca, Vhils, Pixel Pancho, MaisMenos, Rero and Stenlex .  The show takes place in Rio de Janeiro from August 2nd to October 5th!

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The City of Samba.

The City of Samba from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

Sometimes, amazing just doesn’t cut it. This video, “The City of Samba,” is beyond amazing. It makes you feel small, it makes you feel that humanity is too great, hell, it will make you cry. This makes you feel like war isn’t necessary. Think we are joking? Just watch it.

The video is a tilt shift of the Carnaval party in Rio de Janeiro made by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli.