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Nauman, Bruce 1941-

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A rose has no teeth : Bruce Nauman in the 1960s by Constance Lewallen( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most innovative, provocative, and influential of America's contemporary artists, Bruce Nauman spent his formative years in Northern California. This text explores Nauman's relationship to the place where he created his earliest and most strikingly original works during the mid to late 1960s
Bruce Nauman : topological gardens by Carlos Basualdo( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Golden Lion for the Best National Participation at the 53rd International Art Exhibition-La Biennale di Venezia, the exhibition Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens is celebrated in this photographic documentation of the thematic installation as presented at three sites in Venice: the U.S. Pavilion at the Giardini della Biennale, and two of the city's most esteemed academic institutions, the Università Iuav di Venezia and the Università Ca' Foscari. With a body of work that encompasses video, installation, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and neon, and that spans from the 1960s to the present day, Bruce Nauman (born 1941) is one of the most innovative artists of his generation. Through Michele Lamanna's stunning series of photographs, commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this publication captures the visitor's experience of encountering Nauman's work and coincides with the American premiere of the artist's newest works-Days and Giorni-in Philadelphia
Elusive signs : Bruce Nauman works with light by Joseph D Ketner( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intrigued and inspired by the neon beer signs on shopfronts in his San Francisco neighborhood, Bruce Nauman created his first neon piece, Window or Wall Sign, in 1967. He wanted, he said, to achieve "an art that would kind of disappear--that was supposed to not quite look like art." Light offered Nauman a medium both elusive and effervescent, but one that could also aggressively convey a message. Over the first three decades of his career, Nauman used the medium of light to explore the twists and turns of perception, logic, and meaning with the earnest playfulness that characterizes all his art. Elusive Signs focuses on the discrete body of Nauman's work that uses neon and fluorescent light in signs and room installations, and includes images of nearly all Nauman's work with light. After Window or Wall Sign, Nauman embarked on a series of neons that grappled with the semiotics of body and identity, and with My Name as Though it Were Written on the Surface of the Moon (1968), he forces the viewer to contemplate the role of naming in forming identity. Language--signs and symbols--plays an important role in Nauman's art. His later neon works emphasize the neon as a sign, presenting provocative twists of language and offering harsh and humorous sociopolitical commentary in such pieces as Run from Fear, Fun from Rear (1972). This series culminates in the monumental, billboard-size One Hundred Live and Die (1984), which employs overwhelming scale to bombard the viewer with sardonic aphorisms. In incisive essays that accompany the images of Nauman's work, Joseph Ketner II of the Milwaukee Art Museum (which originated the exhibit this book accompanies) and critics Janet Kraynak and Gregory Volk analyze the works in light both as a body of work and as an access point to Nauman's entire career
Bruce Nauman : the true artist by Peter Plagens( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) is one of the most innovative, provocative and influential artists working today. His pioneering explorations of sculpture, performance, sound, video and installations--always questioning the role of the artist--have broken new ground and inspired innumerable artists' careers. Confronted with what to do in his studio soon after graduating, Nauman had the simple but profound realization that "If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product." Exploring Nauman's relationship to the place where he creates his strikingly original works, this book retraces back to the artist's youth in Fort Wayne, Indiana, his graduate work at the University of California, Davis, through to the present day. Nauman's continual search for new means and sources of expression have led him to experiment with a very wide variety of medium (photography, performance, sculpture, installations, video, neon sign, and sound) as well as to explore the relationship between words and images. Nauman's apotheosis as one of the world's most highly lauded artists came as he was ranked No. 1 in the world by in 2006, and he was the sole US representative in the American Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale
Bruce Nauman, neons by Brenda Richardson( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art:21 collection. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the difference in various styles of twenty-first-century art through interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage
Bruce Nauman : make me think by Heinz Peter Schwerfel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features 60 works of art from Bruce Nauman's career, including early film projections and video installations
Please pay attention please : Bruce Nauman's words : writings and interviews by Bruce Nauman( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Please Pay Attention Please contains all of Nauman's major interviews from 1985 to 2001, as well as a comprehensive body of his writings, including instructions and proposal texts, dialogues transcribed from audio-video works, and prose texts written specifically for installation sculptures
Bruce Nauman, 25 years by Bruce Nauman( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giacometti - Nauman by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean-Paul Sartre said that Giacometti's figures often become 'so fully real that they can be as positive and unforgettable as a physical blow.' Bruce Nauman once remarked that he wanted to make art that affects people 'like getting hit in the face with a baseball bat. Or better, like getting hit in the back of the neck.' As everyone surely knows, a blow with a fist or to the neck is most effective when it is unexpected, when it comes out of nowhere, so to speak. And thus we have the shared background of an all-encompassing 'void' to thank for the fact that both Alberto Giacometti and Bruce Nauman succeed in much the same way in knocking us--surely and permanently--off balance with their works."
Bruce Nauman : image/text 1966-1996 by Bruce Nauman( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nauman by Bruce Nauman( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art: 21 : art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words ... 37 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes--and beyond the museum or gallery experience--into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration."--Container
Interviews 1967-1988 by Bruce Nauman( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nauman : theaters of experience by Bruce Nauman( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nauman : Werke aus den Sammlungen Froehlich und FER, 5. Dezember 1999 bis 26. März 2000, Museum für Neue Kunst, zkm Karlsruhe by Bruce Nauman( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nauman : disappearing acts by Bruce Nauman( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in German and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nauman is widely acknowledged as a central figure in contemporary art, and the stringent questioning of values --both aesthetic and moral-- that has long sustained his project remains urgent today. For more than fifty years, Nauman has explored how mutable experiences of time, space, sound, movement, and language provide an insecure foundation for our understanding of our place in the world. This richly illustrated catalogue, which includes rare and previously unpublished images, offers a comprehensive view of the artist's work in all media --including drawings; early fiberglass sculptures; sound environments; architecturally scaled, participatory constructions; rhythmically blinking neons; and a recent 3-D video that harks back to one of Nauman's earliest performances. A wide range of authors --artists, curators, and historians of art, architecture, and film-- focus on topics that have been largely neglected, such as the architectural structures that posit real or imaginary spaces as models for ethical inquiry and mechanisms of control. Curator Kathy Halbreich's introductory essay explores Nauman's many acts of disappearance, withdrawal, and deflection as revelatory of his central formal and intellectual concerns. Eighteen further contributions tease out the various themes that run through this protean and elusive artist's work
"Sexy lies in videotapes" : künstlerische Selbstinszenierung im Video um 1970 bei Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, Joan Jonas by Anja Osswald( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A rose has no teeth : Bruce Nauman in the 1960s
Bruce Nauman : topological gardensElusive signs : Bruce Nauman works with lightNaumann, Kruger, Jaar : Daros exhibitions, 26. Oktober 2001 bis 3. März 2002 ; eine Auswahl aus der Daros Collection und Daros Latin America = Daros Exhibitions, October 26, 2001, through March 3, 2002 : a selection from the Daros Collection and Daros Latin AmericaPlease pay attention please : Bruce Nauman's words : writings and interviewsBruce Nauman : theaters of experienceBruce NaumanBruce Nauman
Alternative Names
Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman americký výtvarný umělec

Bruce Nauman Amerikaans beeldhouwer

Bruce Nauman artista conceptual estadounidense

Bruce Nauman artista estatunidenc

Bruce Nauman artiste vidéaste, artiste installationniste

Bruce Nauman artysta amerykański, fotografik, filmowiec

Bruce Nauman scultore e fotografo statunitense

Bruce Nauman US-amerikanischer Konzeptkünstler

Nauman 1941-

Nauman, B. 1941-

Naumann, Bruce 1941-

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נאומן, ברוס 1941-

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