Madness is part of life by Ernesto Neto
Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is delighted to welcome worldwide-acclaimed Brazilian Artist Ernesto Neto and his protégé, video artist Evandro Machado, in a show of a new format: Mentoring young Artists. Curator of Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo 5th exhibition, Madness is part of Life, Ernesto Neto reconfigures and reinterprets the gallery’s high-ceiling and glazed wall space through four newly-created pieces. Around Life is a body we are part of, a vast sculpture from the series Balanço (Swing) that brings visitors up in the air to (re)discover the Tokyo cityscape and architecture in a relaxed environment, three works pursue previous researches and series around themes dear to the Artist.
Humanity is questioned through each and every one of these pieces. Conceived as a perception of reality through the weight of things, inherited from the Brazilian Post-Neo Concrete of artists Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, Humanity is also referred to as “physically structured in the relation”. For Neto, the combination of parts is not only a mental exercise but also a physical operation. It is to this physical dimension, and to this specific way of understanding and reflecting to the space and the life, that we invite you. While Linhas pontos e patas draws a line on the wall, TorusMacroCopula points to the ceiling, in an evocation of Prumo and Peso, pieces from the 1980s, and Pedras, an aggregation of balls in the same stretchy material, invites the visitor to see, sit, touch, walk and think.
Along those four pieces, each investigating a different way to occupy and/or define the space, Evandro Machado shows a variation of a pre-existing work, Ferrolho, a semi-fictional work set in Rio de Janeiro urban scape.
SEPTEMBER 29TH 2012 – JANUARY 6TH 2013