Tunga

20160606174131741799u

Tunga was a Brazilian sculptor and performance artist from Pernambuco, said to be “one of Brazil’s best-known contemporary artists.” In 2005, he became the first such artist from Brazil in the museum’s history to exhibit his work at the Louvre. His creations were also featured at important art exhibits in Venice, Chicago, Havana and Kassel, among others.

In Brazil, there’s a 2,000 square meter pavillion exclusively dedicated to his art at the famous Instituto Inhotim, in Belo Horizonte. Online, his work can be seen here and a tribute video (he passed away earlier this year) can be seen below.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s