Originally training as a painter, Carlos Bunga (b. 1976 Porto, lives and works in Barcelona) uses mass-produced materials such as cardboard, adhesive tape and household paint to produce large-scale installations. Created in dialogue with the existing architectural space, these ephemeral structures recall theatre sets, architectural models or temporary shelters, inviting viewers to rethink their physical and emotional experience of space and architecture. 'Something Necessary and Useful' is Bunga's first major UK commission, an evolving architectural cardboard construction at Whitechapel Gallery and a series of live performances by choreographer Joe Moran.
Nomad XI and Nomad XII (2008/2020)
Silkscreen, paper collage and tape.
36 x 30 cm.
Edition of 40 works, signed and numbered by the artist.
Carlos Bunga: Something Necessary and Useful
Edited by Emily Butler with Inês Costa
Fully illustrated, with new installation photography documenting the commission, the catalogue also includes a new interview with the artist.
Saddle stitch paperback, 192 pages, 22.2 x 16.2 cm (portrait)
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