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Carlos Bunga

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Site-specific installation. Cardboard, tape and paint. Installation view at Miami Art Museum.
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, 90024

Trained as a painter, Barcelona-based Portuguese artist Carlos Bunga has expanded his practice to encompass multiple mediums and dimensions, including performance, sculpture, and video. In his architecturally scaled installations, Bunga uses mass-produced materials like cardboard, packing tape, and paint to build structures that recall temporary shelters or life-size maquettes. For his contribution to the XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara this year, Bunga created models for monuments of his own imagining. Made of cardboard and sand, the small sculptures were set atop marble pedestals or on the floor, calling attention to the ephemeral nature of both architectural materials and the people and ideas that monuments are built to commemorate. For his Hammer Project, Bunga will create a new work on site for the Lobby Wall.

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