Tunga, ‘Viperine Avant-Garde’, 1985, Photography, Black and white photograph, Galleria Franco Noero
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Tunga

Viperine Avant-Garde, 1985

Black and white photograph
68 × 40 in
172.72 × 101.6 cm
Edition 1/3
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Location
Torino
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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, ‘Viperine Avant-Garde’, 1985, Photography, Black and white photograph, Galleria Franco Noero
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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

Viperine Avant-Garde, 1985

Black and white photograph
68 × 40 in
172.72 × 101.6 cm
Edition 1/3
.
Location
Torino
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