“Reassembling Spilt Light: An Immersive Installation by Carlos Bunga” will be on view through Oct. 29 at the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design.
Carlos Bunga is best known for using mass-produced materials such as cardboard, adhesive tape, commercial house paint and other common household items to create one-of-a-kind installations inspired by urban architecture. Bunga’s artistic practice is inspired by his childhood as an Angolan refugee in Portugal. He grew up in Portuguese government short-term housing that often deteriorated, and the living conditions left a lasting impression on him. Bunga draws from his experiences of displacement and the lack of predictability that comes from living in makeshift housing. He forces himself to work through spatial constraints and permanent objects in the gallery such as lights and security cameras, allowing the space to ultimately shape the outcome.
Sarasota Art Museum is Ringling College of Art and Design’s dynamic laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. As Sarasota’s only museum solely focused on contemporary artists and their work, Sarasota Art Museum offers visitors a place to see thought-provoking exhibitions and participate in education programs that start conversations and amplify the city’s creative spirit.