ernesto neto: anthropodino: super fabulous net and pod stuff

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this ernesto neto exhibit called anthropodino, at the park avenue armory, is really fabulous, and kids will be especially smitten.   k and i visited last weekend, and it’s definitely worth a few hours.   while i could go on and on with some not very well written commentary about this obviously creative brazilian artist (who i had never heard of till this from sweet fine day) from rio de janeiro, i’ll spare everyone, and let the pictures speak for themselves. 

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what didn’t photograph so well were the fun stations set up throughout the ernesto neto installation. there was a huge ball pit, kind of like the ikea ones, but this one had only calm light blue balls and were set in a big swimming pool-like container and kids (and a few adults) could wade on in for a few minutes at a time.  there was a big poufy purple pod with some netting above that you could sink into and a smaller red pod area with a soft pad and big masks that looked like sleeping masks which were filled with scents.   and scents were a theme with all the big fat pod-like forms filled with spices throughout filling the air with a semi pleasant odor (kind of like sachets of an unusual size). 

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only on for a couple more weeks, if you’re in new york i highly recommend stopping by.  park avenue armory, 643 park avenue, manhattan, new york, 212.616.3930.  on through june 14th.

and as a post note, since this is a friday post it should usually be accompanied by a mini guide.  however, i had promised, really promised, not to write any more mini guides for the upper east side for a while, and so i am taking a break.  plenty of mini guides for the upper east side can be found here and here and here.    i obviously need to venture elsewhere in this fair city of mine.

 

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