The Serpent's Energy Gave Birth to Humanity by ERNESTO NETO
At the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NYC. Ends 16th December 2016.
What it is:
A tight hallway made from colorful fabric nets that you can walk inside. It's a bit confusing to know what you can (or can not) touch, so here's a quick break down:
- Yes, walk inside.
- Yes, play the guitar & drums.
- Yes, wear the scarves!! (on the right wall)
- Yes, stick your hand in the creepy hole upstairs (nothing scary or gross)
- DO NOT: touch anything ELSE on the walls(besides the scarves & the hole upstairs)
- DO NOT pull, yank, or climb anything attached to the ceiling - it won't support the stress.
- DO NOT play Stairway to Heaven on the guitar (seriously some guy was doing that on my 2nd visit)
Why it matters:
It's great if you're a kid*, and it's great if you're a hippy.
Also great if you're neither of those two things, but want to feel how dang happy it feels to BE one of those two things for 5 minutes. It's just constant giggles in here.
*Yes kids are welcome, but FYI: kids were banned from his previous exhibition soon after it opened due to concern of unsupervised damage/injury. This one is less prone to either of those things, but please be cool and respectful so they keep this open (I'm talking to you too, drunk adults).
Ernesto Neto @ Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 521 W 21st St, New York City, 10011 --->More Images
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