Peter Buggenhout: On Hold

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Open: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm

30 Cork St, W1S 3NG, London, UK
Open: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm


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Peter Buggenhout: On Hold

to Sat 23 Jul 2022

30 Cork St, W1S 3NG Peter Buggenhout: On Hold

Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm

Opening: Friday 13 May, 10am-8pm

Holtermann Fine Art presents On Hold, Peter Buggenhout’s first solo exhibition in the UK.

Holtermann Fine Art Peter Buggenhout 1

Holtermann Fine Art Peter Buggenhout 2

Buggenhout’s sculptures consist of accumulations, recontextualizations and compositions of found and discarded objects and waste. Carefully constructed to exclude any form of symbolism, representation, or narrative meaning, the resulting objects are evocations of the complexity and unpredictability of existence.

Influenced by George Bataille’s description of the abject object – in Buggenhout’s sculpture the deliberate melding together of materials that repulse and attract create a psychological tension pointing to the thunderous feelings of the sublime – the moment when words fail.

About Peter Buggenhout

Peter Buggenhout (b. 1963, Belgium) lives and works in Ghent. His work has been recorded and shown by renowned institutions and museums worldwide : W.I.E.L.S. (Brussels), Kunstmuseum Reutlingen (Reutlingen), Neues Museum Nurnberg (Nurnberg), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Palais De Tokyo (Paris), La Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine De Galbert (Paris), MoMA/PS1 (New York), Gladstone Gallery (New York), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt), Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), Deichtorhallen, (Hamburg), David Roberts Foundation (London), MONA (Hobart -Tasmania), De Pont Museum (Tilburg), M Museum (Leuven) and many others.

Courtesy of the artist and Holtermann Fine Art, London


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