“Something Necessary and Useful”, by Carlos Bunga
21 Jan 11:00 am - 6 Sep 6:00 pm|
The visual artist Carlos Bunga (born in Portugal and raised in Spain) showcases the exhibition “Something Necessary and Useful” at Whitechapel Gallery from 26 Jan. In his first major UK commission, he explores architecture through innovative installations made of everyday materials.
Bunga makes cardboard constructions and repurposes domestic furnishings to create an evolving installation in dialogue with the historic interiors of the gallery and its public. He encourages us to get lost in the painted surfaces and openings he creates, to wander among items of adapted mobile furniture, and gaze up at large textured hanging canvases.
This new commission changes throughout the exhibition as it is cut by its maker, reconfigured and then destroyed. Bunga also invites the choreographer Joe Moran and dancers to perform in the gallery during the course of the exhibition, exploring their shared interest in the relationship among bodies, physical space and time.