Carlos Bunga

Galería Elba Benitez

Three years after his first exhibition at this gallery, Carlos Bunga once again surprised the viewer with the works presented in “Yuxtaposiciones” (Juxtapositions). In 2005, the Elba Benítez Project developed the installations that the Portuguese artist had begun in 2003, with which he startled visitors at group shows such as the 2004 Manifesta 5 in Donostia–San Sebastián, Spain. These were large-scale architectural structures made of cardboard and adhesive tape, painted white on the exterior and in various tones in the interior, which Bunga then demolished through cuts at the base and top and by crushing the walls with his own body. (Later, he began to leave his constructions intact.) At Manifesta 5, the demolition of the piece took place as a performance during the inaugural event; at the gallery, his destruction performance occurred before the opening, leaving subsequent viewers nothing

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