Carlos Bunga

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Carlos Bunga, Kursaal Project, 2004, performance, Manifesta 5, Sala Kubo Kutxa, San Sebastián, photo: Alberto Martinena

Date and time

17/09/20217/11/2021

Extra Info

Carlos Bunga

Working with basic staples such as cardboard, masking tape, and wall paint, Carlos Bunga creates sculptures, objects, and monumental installations that attach themselves to the architecture of the site. His flexible handling of these versatile materials allows him to realize his ideas without assistants. As Bunga sees it, cardboard in particular is recommended by connotations such as impermanence, memory, and fragility.

The dialogue with architecture, the interplay with the human body and its scale, and the function of the site—be it a chapel or a museum—are factors that inform the conception of his works. The artist’s own body is integral to the art: Bunga is interested in the process, in change—to his mind, there is no such thing as stasis.

Bunga’s formal vocabulary is modular and repetitive and lets him respond to existing elements: he often mirrors and replicates characteristic architectural features such as pillars, grid floor patterns, or other formal particulars, creating a sort of echo that overlies the existing architecture. His interventions engender interferences and “disturbances,” disrupting the smooth functioning of buildings to direct our attention to things as they are in themselves. Grappling with the objects, he alters them and is changed in turn. His goal is to create a plane of consciousness that enables us to grasp the essence of things.

Bunga began his career in painting, from which he literally stepped out into the third dimension: he shattered what he felt to be the cramped confines of the canvas by building pictorial objects from which he broke free in performative actions. Key sources of inspiration for these early works were the art of the Japanese Gutai Group, which sought to devise new forms of creative expression in the wake of the Second World War, and Gordon Matta-Clark, whose splitting buildings slated for demolition signaled a novel sculptural radicalism.

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