Bruce Nauman Topological Gardens Carlos Basualdo, Michael R. Taylor, Marco De Michelis, Erica Battle

Series:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
05 Jun 2009
ISBN:
9780300149814
Dimensions:
150 pages: 254 x 203 x 23mm
Illustrations:
10 black-&-white illustrations + 50 colour images

One of the most complex and fascinating artists working today, Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) has assembled a mesmerizing body of work that encompasses video, installation, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and neon. In 2008, Nauman was unanimously selected to represent the United States at the 53rd Venice Biennale, in an exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The accompanying catalogue explores the interconnections among several specific themes that have recurred prominently throughout four decades of Nauman's work. Linking the urban texture of Venice to the topological dimensions of his provocative art, the overarching project allows for an unprecedented occasion for the appreciation and exploration of Nauman's undeniable creativity and influence."Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens" will include texts by Erica Battle and Carlos Basualdo on the organization of the exhibition and the publication, featuring detailed discussions of the works in the show. Michael R. Taylor will examine Nauman's practice in an art-historical context, and Marco de Michelis will explore the notion of space as deployed throughout Nauman's oeuvre, with particular reference to the works on view.

Carlos Basualdo is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Michael R. Taylor is the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Marco de Michelis is Professor of the History of Architecture at the IUAV University of Venice. Erica Battle is a Project Curatorial Assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

"Bruce Nauman ranks among the most influential and celebrated American artists of the last thirty years. He needs no introduction, and "Topographical Gardens" does not attempt one."--William Corbett, " Art New England"--William Corbett "Art New England "