The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 presents work by Bruce Nauman (b. 1941). Traversing the artist’s full career and comprising a range of media, the shows investigates timely ideas of truth and fiction; omission and loss.
Neon installations, videos and sculptures combine with painting, drawing and performance to draw a rich portrait of Nauman’s oeuvre. Revealing how time, space, movement and language can be used to reflect universal experience, the exhibition demonstrates a signature style with striking immediacy.
Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts opens 21 October. Find out more here.
1. 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
2. Bruce Nauman. One Hundred Live and Die. 1984. Neon tubing with clear glass tubing on metal monolith, 118 × 132 1/4 × 21″ (299.7 × 335.9 × 53.3 cm). Collection of Benesse Holdings, Inc./Benesse House Museum, Naoshima. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Dorothy Zeidman, courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York