Peter Buggenhout
Eerie

Editor(s)

Holger Kube Ventura

Author(s)

Ory Dessau, Christian Janecke, Holger Kube Ventura

Design

Andy Schmidt

Cover

Softcover with flaps, flush cut and open spine

Size

20 x 27 cm

Pages

160

Illustrations

47 color, 6 b/w

Language(s)

English, German

ISBN

978-3-947563-93-7

An Autonomous Counterpart

The renowned sculptor Peter Buggenhout (b. 1963, Dendermonde, Belgium; lives and works in Ghent) describes his hybrid pieces as “abject things” that defy classification and even the label “work of art.” He aggregates and manipulates found and discarded objects as well as both technical and organic materials including pig blood, cow stomachs, and horsehair until he achieves a certain degree of abstraction. Buggenhout’s sculptures confront the beholder as creatures that are somehow “off,” exuding an eerie atmosphere by allowing something sinister to rise to the surface that, it appears, lurks just behind the façades of the physical world: vestiges of humanity, society’s sedimented refuse. The book presents a comprehensive survey of his growing oeuvre; it is the first publication to cover his most recent creations in marble.

Peter Buggenhout’s art has been featured at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the MoMA PS1, New York; the 2014 Taipei Biennial; and elsewhere.

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