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Ernesto Neto / The New Décor, The Hayward Gallery | reviews, news & interviews

Ernesto Neto / The New Décor, The Hayward Gallery

Ernesto Neto / The New Décor, The Hayward Gallery

Immerse yourself in Neto's acid-coloured world, plus art inspired by home furnishings

Take a dip in Ernesto Neto's pool on the terrace of the Hayward Gallerycredit: Kieron McCarron
The Hayward has been closed for the past six months for "housekeeping": those boring cleaning and repair jobs we all do. It's entirely suitable, therefore, that the two exhibitions that reopen the gallery showcase ideas of how we live both physically and emotionally. Ernesto Neto has become one of Brazil’s most successful exports, a powerhouse of an artist whose minimalist biomorphic shapes, created from stretchy, opaque nylon in sharply acid colours, alternately mould, mask, shade and reveal structures and forms. The Edges of the World is a vast installation across the entire top floor of the Hayward, continuing out onto the three (usually dreary) rooftop spaces.

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