Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico, is showcasing works by Peter Buggenhout.
“The Blind Leading the Blind” is Peter Buggenhout’s first solo exhibition with Galeria Hilario Galguera. Comprising works from four different series— “Mont Ventoux,” “The Blind Leading the Blind,” “Gorgo.” and “Mute Witness” —the presentation outlines various fundamental aspects of his sculptural practice while at the same time addressing recent developments. Buggenhout’s sculptures are an ongoing event of existential indeterminacy. At once an outcome of negation and assertion, implosion and expansion, they disobey the distinction between inside and outside, front and rear, central and marginal, upward and downward, resisting the notion of a fixed vantage point and undermining the concept of a coherent, unified identity; of self-hood.
To a large extent, Buggenhout’s sculptures stem from the conditions of the ruin. Formally unraveled, open-ended, and fragmentary, they appear as if they fell from the sky or were pulled from the bottom of the ocean, opposing the illusion of persistence and completeness as well as progression and overcoming. As simulated remnants of ruins, Buggenhout’s sculptures problematize the idea of positive production, and in a wider sense of recorded experience, of recorded memory and acquired knowledge. They involve an uncontrollable accumulation of materials, objects, processes and situations, responding to the world as an unpredicted, incomprehensible reality, devoid of direction or structure. Buggenhout’s sculptures are a cyclical activity.
The exhibition is on view through March 2, 2018, at Galería Hilario Galguera, Francisco Pimentel 3
San Rafael, México DF 06470, México.
For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/galer%C3%ADa-hilario-galguera/overview
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.