Bruce Nauman, Greenhorses, 1988
|“For Nauman, disappearance is both a real phenomenon and a magnificently ample metaphor for grappling with the anxieties of both the creative process and of navigating the everyday world.” — The curator, Kathy Halbreich
For nearly 50 years, Bruce Nauman has been widely acknowledged as a central figure in contemporary art. He has continuously explored how spatial and psychological tensions – provoked by shifting perceptions of time, sound, language, and movement – structure human experience. Subtle ethical questions are often masked as stark dichotomies, and sudden flashes or breakdowns of meaning in wordplay are key to his artistic arsenal.