Site specific installation at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2011, Cardboard, tape, latex paint and glue, photographed by Brian Forrest

Carlos Bunga

Talk and Exhibition

Carlos Bunga

Talk and Exhibition

Guided by the architecture and history of MOCA Toronto (formerly the Tower Automotive Building), Portuguese, Barcelona-based artist, Carlos Bunga will realize two site-specific installations spanning the ground and second floor of the museum. Bunga’s work on the ground floor will respond directly to the free, high-traffic and multi-use space. On the second floor, the artist will realize a new large scale installation that will make use of the area’s volume and texture.

In October 2019, Bunga led a site visit and public talk at Art Toronto.

Carlos Bunga uses mass-produced materials such as cardboard, adhesive tape, and household paint to produce site-specific, process-oriented installations. Emerging from a dialogue with the existing architectural space, these ephemeral structures recall life-size architectural models as well as temporary street shelters. Through his work, Bunga not only encourages viewers to rethink their experience of space and architecture but also evokes the transient and fragile nature of urban living conditions.

This project is supported by Partners in Art.

Deterritorialización, Site specific installation at Casas Rigner Gallery, Bogotá, 2013 Cardboard, tape, latex paint and glue, photographed by Oscar Monsalve

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