Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto creates massive crochet installations reminiscent of the playgrounds by Horiuchi MacAdam, but in more muted tones. Strung from gallery ceilings, these strange little ‘nests’ offer an inhabitable space that can be either playful or quiet and comforting. Larger pieces encourage running and jumping, while the smaller ones are cocoon-like relaxation spaces.
Visitors to the Hong Kong Arts Centre in Dec 2011 were able to stick their heads through the ceiling of one gallery to find themselves in a paper winter wonderland. The installation by Takashi Kuribayashi comprises trees in a snowy landscape hovering above the gallery floor as part of an exhibition called Vision of Nature: Lost & Found in Asian Contemporary Art