New Museum of Contemporary Art,
Nova Iorque, EUA
Carlos Bunga é um dos artistas plásticos portugueses mais promissores no panorama internacional. Destacamos aqui a sua participação (único português presente) na exposição colectiva de abertura do novo edifício do New Museum of Contemporary Art, em NY (Estados Unidos). A exposição intitula-se “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century”.
“Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century” is the first exhibition in the “Unmonumental” cycle, and explores the reinvention of sculptural assemblage. Using found, fragmented, and discarded materials, the works of the artists on view make a case for modesty, informality, and improvisation.
The exhibition includes more than one hundred objects by thirty artists who represent a wide range of backgrounds and artistic strategies. Mais…
Born 1976, Oporto, Portugal/Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal
Carlos Bunga is best known for his large-scale cardboard and packing tape installations that are painted and then cut away to reveal ruins of his particular form of architecture. Bunga’s more discrete sculptures, fashioned out of the same materials, intimately express the temporal aspects of place in a globalized context. Bunga’s use of color and roughly cut forms recall the decayed insides of Gordon Matta-Clark’s architectural cuttings. Like Matta-Clark, Bunga applies abstraction to architecture and living environments.
Bunga received a BFA at Escola Superior de Artes e Design, de Caldas da Rainha, Portugal (2003), and participated in a workshop in performance with Rebecca Schneider, Fundação Gulbenkian, Portugal (2003).
He also participated at Helsinki International Artist-in-Residence Programme (2005). Immediately
following his residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York (2006), Bunga received the 3rd International Painting Prize from the Castellón County Council, Spain. Recent solo exhibitions have been organized by Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom (2006, catalogue), and Elba Benitez Gallery, Madrid (2005).
Bunga’s work has been featured in group exhibitions including Future Nomad, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia (2007); En Voyage, Le Plateau/FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris (2006, catalogue); Farsites: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art (part of inSite_05), San Diego Museum of Art (2005, catalogue); Things Fall Apart All Over Again, Artists Space, New York, in conjunction with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2005); Manifesta 5, San Sebastian, Spain (2004); and Prémio EDP Novos Artistas, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal (2003).
(in site http://www.newmuseum.org/)