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File under: Performance Art


Artists on Bruce Nauman

Label: Dia Foundation

Format: Book

Genre: Sound Art

In stock


In the late 1960s, while still a recent graduate with scant means, artist Bruce Nauman (born 1941) explored a trio of interwoven subjects: the studio, the daily practice of making art and the role of the artist. He outlined the latter, for example, in a memorable neon sign, alongside more commercial counterparts affixed to the exterior of his building. The work’s cool spiral letters traced the claim, at once ironic and heartfelt: “The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths.” Questioning the role of the spectator and channeling Nauman’s inquisitive attitude, this book features contributions by Judith Barry, William Kentridge, David Levine, Gedi Sibony, Gary Simmons, Charline von Heyl and Mark Wallinger.

File under: Performance Art
Cat. number: 978-0-944521-87-8
Year: 2019

Paperback, 13.21 x 17.78 cm, 190 pages