previews

  • Bruce Nauman

    Tate Liverpool
    Albert Dock
    May 19–August 28, 2006

    Curated by Laurence Sillars

    The largest Bruce Nauman exhibition in Europe since 1998, this survey follows the American artist’s understated yet commanding occupation of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall last year and takes as its focus the artist’s ongoing investigations into the human condition. Comprehensive in scope, the show includes sixty works from the ’60s to the present, divided into two sections. The first concentrates on neon works, sound and instructional pieces, films and videos, works on paper, and sculptures that incorporate language, wordplay, and the use of Nauman’s own body. The second assembles pieces that invite more-self-consciously active involvement on the part of the audience through a mix of seduction, confrontation, intimidation, and control. Specially re-created works, such as Corridor with Mirror and White Lights, 1971, are included here.

    Travels to the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Oct. 14, 2006-Jan. 8, 2007.