Carlos Bunga: MetamorphosisNovember 20, 2009 - February 28, 2010
|Carlos Bunga: Metamorphosis is the Portuguese artist’s first U.S. solo exhibition. The exhibition features two site-specific, large-scale structures created from perishable materials such as cardboard and packing tape emphasizing ideas of impermanence, crisis and decay. Bunga’s constructions – which grow organically and sometimes recall provisional street shelters – arise from a dialogue with the existing architecture of the sites at which they are built. The structures employ the motif of the metabolic processes that sustain living organisms as a metaphor for the continuous mutation of architecture and urban space.|
Carlos Bunga: Metamorphosis is organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by Rina Carvajal. It is funded by Instituto Camões, Espirito Santo Bank, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and Directorate-General for the Arts / Ministry of Culture, Portugal, with additional support provided by UBS Financial Services, Inc. - The Bodner Zubizarreta Group and MAM's Annual Exhibition Fund.
Photo credits: Carlos Bunga. Miami Art Museum project, 2009. Photo by Juan Cabrera.
Carlos Bunga, Miami Art Museum performance, 2009. © Oriol Tarridas Photography 2009.