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Bunga Joins Nara Roesler
Leading gallery Nara Roesler has picked up representation of Carlos Bunga, whose work “Habitar el color” (2015–in process) is on display at the Bienal de São Paulo, which closes this Sunday, December 10. According to the gallery, the Portugal-born artist is “known for his site-specific installations made from industrialized materials such as cardboard, adhesive tape, paint, and glue.” The gallery continues, “Carlos Bunga “produces sculptures, paintings, drawings, performances, videos, and installations, through which he seeks to explain his own creative process. His works establish a dialogue with the space in which they are inserted, inviting the viewer to reflect on the relationship between the body and the space, questioning the role of architecture and cities as languages of power.” The gallery plans to open its 2024 exhibition schedule with the artist’s first solo show in Brazil. More here.
Lygia Pape Estate Joins White Cube
The late Brazilian artist will get her first solo with White Cube at its Seoul, Korea location following Art Basel Miami Beach, where they’ll show her work. “A prominent figure in the Neo-Concrete movement and preceding Concrete movement,” the gallery writes, “Pape was instrumental in the emergence of contemporary art in Brazil from the mid-twentieth-century. Her multidisciplinary practice encompassed not only painting but also printmaking, sculpture, film, performance and installation.” More here.
Dalton Paula Joins James Fuentes
James Fuentes is bringing Dalton Paula’s work to Art Basel Miami Beach this week, ahead of a solo exhibition with the artist in their new Los Angeles gallery at the end of 2024. “Dalton Paula (b. 1982, Brasília, Brazil) lives and works in Goiâna, Brazil,” the gallery writes. “Paula’s multidisciplinary, conceptual practice encompasses painting, photography, and installation, and holds a central focus on the connections between visual representation, historical preservation, and racial justice. Known primarily for his portraiture, Paula’s work merges past and present to create dignified images of Black people whose lives have been lost to a discriminatory historical record. With the aim of creating a new, expansive visual testimony, Paula’s process begins with photographing the residents of today’s quilombos, communities of political resistance formed by enslaved and freed people in the sixteenth century and which continue today as traditional communities that cultivate ancestral knowledge.” More here.
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