Ernesto Neto Intimacy! Opens at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art has opened the new exhibition, Ernesto Neto – Intimacy! On view through the 1st of February 2011.

Ernesto Neto (b. 1964) has become well-known with his embracing installations . The viewer is invited into large spaces consisting of soft fabrics, exotic smells and bright colours. His works are perceived as an extension of abstract modernism, not least in relation to tendencies of brazilian modernism. This extensive exhibition will be Neto’s first retrospective presentation and will show 14 works from over the last 10 years.

Image: Ernesto Neto Periplasmapylea, 2003 Wood, styrofoam and lycratulle, dimensions variable Astrup Fearnley Collection

The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is an independent part of the Astrup Fearnley building complex, which covers approximately one half of a city block. Designed by LPO architects and designers, the museum opened in the autumn of 1993 and encloses an area of about 2500m².

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art Dronningensgt 4, Oslo Postal address: Box 1158, 0107 Oslo Phone: +47 22936060 Fax: 22936065 E-mail:[email protected]

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