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Carlos Bunga: Exhibition at the UCLA Hammer Museum

Opening 11/25/2011


Trained as a painter, Barcelona-based Portuguese artist Carlos Bunga has expanded his practice to encompass multiple mediums including collage, drawing, performance, sculpture, and video. In his architecturally scaled installations, Bunga uses mass-produced materials like cardboard, packing tape, and house paint to build structures that recall temporary shelters or life-size maquettes. Built over a period of weeks, his site-specific sculptures are made in direct dialogue with the surrounding architecture. Largely improvised, Bunga likens the process to making an abstract painting in three dimensions. Hammer Projects: Carlos Bunga will include a new work made on site for the Lobby Wall as well as a selection of Bunga’s drawings, paintings, sculptures, and videos dating from 2002 to 2008 on view in the Lobby Gallery.


Organized by Corrina Peipon, curatorial associate.

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