DISAPPEARING ACTSMoMA PS1

The first comprehensive retrospective in 25 years
devoted to the work of American artist Bruce Nauman.

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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.