Jesús Soto
by Agnieszka Gratza
Frieze, May 1, 2012

“Owing to constraints of space, the work for which the Venezuelan artist Jesús Soto is best known today – the walk-through ‘Penetrables’ installations that reach as far back as the late 1960s – did not feature in the Grey Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950–1970’, which was curated by Estrellita B. Brodsky, an authority on the artist. But this absence need not be deplored since this seductive body of work, responding as it does to the growing demand for immersive environments and audience participation of a hands-on variety, would inevitably have distracted from the artist’s earlier, more understated achievements.”

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