Park Avenue Armory

Ernesto Neto: anthropodino

“Neto offers another trip into maternal space with a spectacular installation of gauzy Lycra fabric, dangling pods, dinosaurish wooden bones and cavernous interiors. ”
The New York Times

Visited by over 30,000 people!

Park Avenue Armory launched its first commissioned art installation with anthropodino, a large-scale, interactive sculpture by world-renowned artist, Ernesto Neto. Using hundreds of yards of translucent material, Neto suspends a gigantic canopy from the drill hall’s latticework truss, spanning 120 feet wide and 180 feet long. Magnificent, aromatic “fabric stalactites” descend 60 feet to embrace a vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms.

Video of the anthropodino installation

To complement this extraordinarily immersive installation, Park Avenue Armory introduced Education at the Armory, a series of free arts education workshops, led by NYC’s most sought-after teaching artists.

Inspired by Ernesto Neto’s anthropodino, Shen Wei Dance Arts, (directed by Shen Wei, choreographer for Opening Ceremony, Beijing Olympics 2008), created a site-specific response within the immersive sculpture. With live music by Tom Chiu (Flux Quartet) and guests. For more information and to see photos from the event, click here.

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Curated by Tom Eccles.

Installation made possible by: Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund, with additional support from Booth Ferris Foundation, G-Star Raw, The Lauder Foundation/Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund, Kenneth Kuchin, and Petrobras. Special thanks to the Consulate General of Brazil in New York and to Leblon Cachaça for their generous support of the Preview Party.

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