Curated by Sandra Guimarães, ‘Bombas Gens Centre d’Art’ houses a new exhibition entitled ‘Performing Nature’ by Portuguese artist, Carlos Bunga. Inviting viewers to delve into the complex work of the artist, this marks his first major anthological exhibition in Spain. Bunga’s work lies at the confluence of disciplines, combining elements of different artistic forms. Barcelona-based and bursting onto the scene in the 1990s, Bunga has firmly made his mark over the last few years having his work displayed in international museums such as the Museu de Serralves in Oporto (2012), Whitechapel Gallery in London (2020) and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (2022).
Bunga’s work reflects on the temporalities of nature employing the natural world as a muse for artistic production. Utilising everyday materials in his abstract paintings such as cardboard or adhesive tape, Burga creates expanded paintings that spread across floors and walls, transcending the limits of space. His work also incorporates natural elements such as branches and leaves that intertwine with his compositions. This hybridity refers to human action on the planet posing questions regarding the co-existence of humanity and the environment. The exhibition’s narrative is anchored on the idea of stripping humanity of its colonial gaze towards nature and embracing the idea of being at one with it.
The exhibition opened to the public on the 17th of February and began with a free event that included a performance and a DJ session with Alhambra beers. On display until the 15th of October, this is a unique exhibition that transmits the enduring connection between nature and art.
Report by Imogen Hockings
Article copyright ‘24/7 Valencia’
‘Foto de familia’ – Carlos Bunga y Sandra Guimaraes – photo copyright Mario Zamora.
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