Ernesto Neto: anthropodino

Photo from Ernesto Neto: anthropodino on May 14, 2009

May 14 – June 14, 2009

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An Epic Installation in Wade Thompson Drill Hall
Curated by Tom Eccles.

Visited by over 30,000 people! Closed June 14, 2009.

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.

Open Hours
Tuesday through Friday: 12pm – 8pm
Saturday through Monday: 12pm – 6pm
Memorial Day: 12pm – 6pm

General: $10
Seniors/Students: $8
18 and under: FREE
Park Avenue Armory Members: FREE
Arts Education Workshop participants – FREE

To complement this extraordinarily immersive installation, Park Avenue Armory introduced Kids at the Armory, a series of FREE arts education workshops, led by NYC’s most sought-after teaching artists. For more information CLICK HERE. To be notified of future programs CLICK HERE.

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

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.

Image credit: Ernesto Neto, Installation view anthropodino, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, 2009. Photo: James Ewing.