Ernesto Neto
the silent cliff: the gate, the house, the garden, the people
22 March - 19 April 2003
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Ernesto NETO
the gate
2003
White polyurethane foam
9 feet 1 inch x 11 feet 8 inches x 11 feet 9 inches, 2.76 x 3.5 x 3.6 meters

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Ernesto NETO
the house
2003
White polyurethane foam
109 x 139 x 210 inches
EXTERIOR

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Ernesto NETO
the house
2003
White polyurethane foam
109 x 139 x 210 inches
INTERIOR

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Ernesto NETO
the house
2003
White polyurethane foam
109 x 139 x 210 inches
INTERIOR

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Ernesto NETO
the garden
2003
White polyurethane foam
9' 1"  x 23' 5" x 32' 6 inches; 2.77 x 7.14 x 9.9 meters

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Ernesto NETO
the garden
2003
White polyurethane foam
9' 1"  x 23' 5" x 32' 6 inches; 2.77 x 7.14 x 9.9 meters

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Ernesto NETO
the garden
2003
White polyurethane foam
9' 1"  x 23' 5" x 32' 6 inches; 2.77 x 7.14 x 9.9 meters

Press Release

The gallery is extremely pleased to announce its fourth solo exhibition with Ernesto Neto, an ambitious exploration of form, material, scale and physical interaction entitled ‘The silent cliff: the gate, the house, the garden, the people.’ Opening March 22, Neto constructs an elaborate sequence of sculptural environments with each room functioning as a spatial metaphor: entrance, architectural structure, landscape, and the figure. Presenting sculpture as sensual experience, Neto positions the visitor as a sensitive organism moving through a universe of his construction. Representing a dramatic departure from the surreal Utopian vision of transparency and sensuality that Neto has put forth in previous installations, Neto presents a new environment carved with a brutality and opacity.


The work is a trip, the road is an odyssey- what basis can we use now to contruct the ideal world. We are only now even more aware than ever, at the new millenium how far we are from a better civilization.

The drawing is a road, cut by the artist with a blade...

The transparency – dreamlike environment has moved to the movmen construction/production, division of the body... the delicate and elegant... had become brutal...
Tension and equilibrium still effect – skin surface still essential, but the result is more fixed... the result, or trace or mark of the moment of cut
---- a sequence of moments, searched for the utopian – sympathy of community and natrue more sensuality and feminine – less perverse and fake
see with eyes closed
the cut is done, committed, no turning back – equation of mathematics and hisotr

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