From the tactile joy of brushing our bare skin against fabric to the discovery of new architecture that yields to our touch, Neto’s work melds the pleasures of sight to the sensuality of material.
Songs in the Dark offers socially engaged vignettes on issues that are of clear personal importance to their makers, some of whom are activists outside of the art world as well.
Proceeds benefit American Friends of Fondation Beyeler, which promotes and supports public understanding and appreciation of art and art education.
Last year, the Brazilian government ruffled a few feathers when it decided that television didn’t count as culture, but a new miniseries by set designer, director, and writer Alberto Renault throws a bit of a monkey wrench into the government’s claim.
Brazil is one of the fastest growing economies of the “developing world.” In fact, so much so that it is now considered an “NIC” or newly industrialized country, a term used to describe being in between “developing” and reaching “fully developed” status. Today, Brazil is looking towards a future as host to major global sporting events, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2014 Soccer World Cup. Leading up to these events, global investment in the country is sure to rise, promising a healthy future for arts and culture on all levels of the spectrum.