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Peter Buggenhout


3 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Peter Buggenhout

Mute Witness #1


Sculpture , Textile , Metal , Wood

73 x 63 x 15.5cm


Gorgo #39


Sculpture , Metal , Mixed Media , Wood

60 x 108 x 57cm

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Gorgo #42


Sculpture , Metal , Mixed Media , Wood

164 x 64 x 70cm

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Peter Buggenhout works with the intention of complexifying and deepening different ideas, achieving bodies of work that express vital aspects of contemporary existence such as decadence, overaccumulation, uncertainty, destruction and ignorance, amongst others. The formal complexity of large-format structures and constructions, detached from any kind of representation, responds to an internal logic that is revealed through physical and direct interaction with the works in specific spaces.

What appears as an overwhelming chaos, is in reality the result of a meticulous, long and methodical process, which starts from the abject towards the aesthetic experience. The compact sculptures, often in overwhelming sizes, are manifested as ruins or as the archaeology of the protagonist feeling of current western cultures, acting as a counterproposal to the current tendencies of fast and easy consumption. His pieces are made from found and discarded objects or elements, previously insignificant or unstable as dust, debris or blood, generating a density of inaccessible information, or accessible information but only gradually or in part.

Buggenhout's work is in the collections of museums such as MoMA, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, The Roberts Institute of Art and the Saatchi Gallery in London, The Margulies Collection and the Rubell Collection Family in Miami.

Peter Buggenhout has shown his work individually and collectively in institutions such as: MoMA PS1, New York; Palais De Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Petit Palais and La Maison Rouge, Paris; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover; Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany; Herzliya Biennial 2011, Israel; La Biennale di Venezia 2009, Venice; Kunstraum Dornbirn, Austria; De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands; Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia; M Museum, Louvain, Belgium; Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico, among others. In 2022 he participates in a group exhibition curated by Nicolas Bourriaud during the Venice Biennale and at the Lyon Biennale.