Carlos Bunga Performance

Movement: Part One

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    Carlos Bunga performing in the exhibition Carlos Bunga: Something Necessary and Useful at Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon 2020 Gala, © Whitechapel Gallery. Photo: Dan Weil

Past Event

This event was on Thu 19 Mar, 4.30 - 5.30pm


Thu 19 Mar, 4.30 – 5.30pm

‘The essence of my work lies in experimentation and the relationship of space with my body. I’m also interested in the interaction of other bodies as they move in and around my piece. The dancer’s struggle with time is comparable to my ephemeral installations.’  Carlos Bunga

For the first of two reconfigurations of the work, artist Carlos Bunga performs in his installation Something Necessary and Useful.

Bunga creates monumental structures, proposing a transitory and corporeal architecture made of everyday materials and found objects. During this performance, Bunga will cut and move sections of his cardboard constructions and shift items of repurposed furniture. Through this gesture the artist invites the public to see the installation change and traces of the initial structure being left behind. There are no fixed forms in Bunga’s environments – everything can be moved and transformed.

7.30 – 8 pm Carlos Bunga: Something Necessary and Useful Book Launch

Artist Carlos Bunga will be present to sign copies of the exhibition catalogue Carlos Bunga: Something Necessary and Useful.

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Materiality Will Be Rethought: Part One

Thu 19 Mar, 7pm
£5/£3.50 concs

Artist and choreographer Joe Moran presents the first of a two part new performance commission conceived in dialogue with Carlos Bunga’s exhibition Something Necessary and Useful

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Carlos Bunga: Something Necessary and Useful

21 Jan – 6 Sep 2020
Free exhibition

Carlos Bunga (b. 1976, Portugal) creates monumental structures out of everyday materials to propose architecture as transitory and corporeal in his first major UK commission.