The Bruce Nauman exhibition in New York closes on 25 February.
It’s the first comprehensive retrospective in 25 years devoted to the work of American artist Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) encompassing the artist’s career with a total of 165 works.
Occupying the Museum of Modern Art’s entire sixth floor and the whole of MoMA PS1, the presentation gives visitors a chance to experience Nauman’s command of a wide range of mediums, from drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture to neon, performance, film and video, and architecturally scaled environments.
Still from Bruce Nauman. Green Horses. 1988. Video installation (color, 59:40 min.) with two color video monitors, two DVD players, video projector, and chair, dimensions variable. Purchased jointly by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with funds from the Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, with funds from the Director’s Discretionary Fund and the Painting and Sculpture Committee, 2007. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Ron Amstutz
Bruce Nauman. My Last Name Exaggerated Fourteen Times Vertically. 1967. Neon tubing with clear glass tubing suspension frame, 63 × 33 × 2″ (160 × 83.8 × 5.1 cm). Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Tim Nighswander/ Imaging4Art.com
Bruce Nauman. Human Nature/Life Death/Knows Doesn’t Know. 1983. Neon tubing with clear glass tubing suspension frames, 107 1/2 × 107 × 5 3/4″ (273.1 × 271.8 × 14.6 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Council Fund. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts is on view at The Museum of Modern Art until 18 February and at MoMA PS1 until 25 February, 2019. Click here for more info.
Seen at top: Bruce Nauman. Pay Attention. 1973. Lithograph, edition of 50; each 38 1/4 × 28 1/4″ (97.2 × 71.8 cm). Collection Robin Wright and Ian Reeves. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Pay Attention, © 1973 Bruce Nauman and Gemini G.E.L.