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Tunga, Exogenous Axis, 1986  

Tunga: the body in works is an exhibition that brings together about one hundred works by the artist, including installations, objects and drawings. The focus of the exhibition is on the manner in which Tunga explored topics such as sexuality and eroticism as central themes throughout his artistic production. In the context of his practice, sexuality is understood as a way of establishing and developing relationships, bonds, transformations, and creations between bodies, beings, materials, and languages. Spanning the entirety of his career, from the 1970s to his death in June 2016, the works in the exhibition present a range of materials used by Tunga, such as bronze, copper, brass, wood, paper, rubber, and makeup; as well as refer to several areas of knowledge, such as literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, chemistry, biology, and alchemy.