Ernesto Neto Delves Into Childhood Imagination with His Art

 - May 27, 2009   Updated: Apr 4 2011
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Ernesto Neto had an exhibition of his insanely out-there artwork this past weekend at the Armory in New York’s Midtown. The Brazilian artist dazzled kids and parents alike with his imaginative playground that combined caves, tents, tunnels and nylon dripping from the ceiling holding scented spices.

Ernesto Neto sparks kids’ (and adults) imagination by including all senses in his eye-popping exhibit.

Implications - The recession caused consumers to experience feelings of angst and anxiety about the economy. In response, savvy artists created otherworldly illustrations that engaged visitors' senses in new and unusual ways. The most successful of these installations inspired nostalgia for the innocence and wonder of childhood, turning art patrons into tourists experiencing a new land.