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Tunga

Revolution

Brass, cast aluminum, black chromatized aluminum, braided iron wires covered with nylon, fabric lamp shade, wiring, light bulb
120 1/10 × 72 × 73 in
305.1 × 182.9 × 185.4 cm
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Phillips

120 1/8 x 72 x 73 in. (305.1 x 182.9 x 185.4 cm.) as installed
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120 1/8 x 72 x 73 in. (305.1 x 182.9 x 185.4 cm.) as installed
Dimensions variable

From the Catalogue:
“You can never exhaust the plethora of meanings that can be produced through the confrontation between one thing and another” - Tunga

Since the 1970s, Brazilian artist Tunga worked primarily with sculpture, …

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Stamp signed and inscribed "ART TUNGA" on a wax seal affixed to one of the wing elements
Tunga
Brazilian, 1952–2016
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Tunga (born Jose de Barros Carvalho e Mello) worked in sculpture, installation, photography, poetry, and video. His site-specific installations transform galleries into dreamlike environments with an array of materials, including plastic, thread, and repurposed objects. Though materially intensive, Tunga’s practice was highly conceptual—his works are intentionally enigmatic, meant to resist certainty and confound viewers. For À la Lumière des Deux Mondes (At the Light of Both Worlds) (2007), he hung from a gallery ceiling a massive assemblage of bones, iron, bundles of skulls, metal wire, and bronze replicas of classical sculpture sheathed in mesh, a commentary on the delicate balance between life and death.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Bibliography
Provenance
P
Phillips

120 1/8 x 72 x 73 in. (305.1 x 182.9 x 185.4 cm.) as installed
Dimensions variable

From the …

Read more

120 1/8 x 72 x 73 in. (305.1 x 182.9 x 185.4 cm.) as installed
Dimensions variable

From the Catalogue:
“You can never exhaust the plethora of meanings that can be produced through the confrontation between one thing and another” - Tunga

Since the 1970s, Brazilian artist Tunga worked primarily with sculpture, …

Read more
Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Stamp signed and inscribed "ART TUNGA" on a wax seal affixed to one of the wing elements
Tunga
Brazilian, 1952–2016
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Tunga (born Jose de Barros Carvalho e Mello) worked in sculpture, installation, photography, poetry, and video. His site-specific installations transform galleries into dreamlike environments with an array of materials, including plastic, thread, and repurposed objects. Though materially intensive, Tunga’s practice was highly conceptual—his works are intentionally enigmatic, meant to resist certainty and confound viewers. For À la Lumière des Deux Mondes (At the Light of Both Worlds) (2007), he hung from a gallery ceiling a massive assemblage of bones, iron, bundles of skulls, metal wire, and bronze replicas of classical sculpture sheathed in mesh, a commentary on the delicate balance between life and death.

Tunga

Revolution

Brass, cast aluminum, black chromatized aluminum, braided iron wires covered with nylon, fabric lamp shade, wiring, light bulb
120 1/10 × 72 × 73 in
305.1 × 182.9 × 185.4 cm
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