This summer, dramatic, immersive installations by internationally renowned artist Ernesto Neto transform the Hayward Gallery's upper galleries and its three outdoor sculpture courts. Renowned for his sensuous sculptures, Neto creates site-specific installations with an abstract, biomorphic quality - evocative of skin and interior body systems - that encourage visitors to engage with their surroundings and each other.
In this, the artist's most ambitious exhibition to date, visitors can explore a sequence of interlinked spaces that merge sculpture and architecture. Wander through fabric installations, relax in cushioned soft spaces, ascend stairs into artworks overhead and, following on from his signature 'nave' works, venture barefoot through an all-encompassing nylon vessel.
Exploring new directions in his practice, Neto also presents his first outdoor installations on the gallery's sculpture courts. Whether submerged in a sculptural pool or balancing on an undulating path, visitors animate the artworks through their participation.