Photos: Walk through this 'tube art' in Houston

Photos: Walk through this 'tube art' in Houston

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A vast, floating sea of plastic strands suspended from the ceiling, the Houston Penetrable is completed only by the viewer’s participation.

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by KHOU.com staff / MFAH

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Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 17 at 12:44 PM

Jesús Rafael Soto’s signature Penetrables series is one of the great marvels of contemporary art. The Houston Penetrable—the Venezuelan artist’s final, and most ambitious work—is the only one Soto (1923–2005) designed as permanent or semipermanent, and one of the few he created as an indoor piece.

A vast, floating sea of plastic strands suspended from the ceiling, the Houston Penetrable is completed only by the viewer’s participation. Intended to be touched, handled, and waded through, the strands compose a floating yellow orb on a transparent background.

It's on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through September 1.

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