Cildo Meireles, Babel, 2001
Sound is another of the elements Cildo Meireles uses to create spaces. In Babel, 2001, an enormous tower of radio apparatuses, related to the biblical history of the tower of Babel, is suggestive of the incapacity to communicate as a cause of all human conflict. Due to the essentially temporal nature of a medium like the radio, in this work there are never two experiences alike. (via)
thru May 25:
”Slow iis goood”
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 W21st St., NYC
Ernesto Neto presents a series of vibrantly colored installations of crocheted polypropylene and polyester cord that hang from the ceiling, hovering several feet above the ground. These new works continue Neto’s practice of using gravity, weight, and tension to dictate form as plastic balls in different shades provide a counterweight for the crocheted sheets. Stretching the crocheted membranes taught, the balls form a floor for the labyrinthine, tunnel-like structures of alluring color and inviting texture that the gallery visitor is meant to enter and explore.
Egon Schiele, Moa