Black and white photo of the artist in black clothes in the middle of large cardboard boxes, large sheets of cardboard

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.

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.

Deconstruction is almost as salient in Bunga’s works as construction: some of his elaborately crafted installations are short-lived, meant to be smashed to pieces in his performances. His approach to creation and destruction vividly illustrates the continual process of becoming and disintegration. In the performances, the artist becomes one with his work in an almost mystical union.

Venue

Secession

Galerie
Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Wien
Map

Current Dates

  • Fri. 17 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 18 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 19 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 21 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 22 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 23 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 28 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

September

  • Wed. 29 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 30 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

October

  • Fri. 01 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 12 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 19 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 31 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

November

  • Tue. 02 Nov 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 03 Nov 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 04 Nov 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Nov 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 06 Nov 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 07 Nov 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.