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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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How Artist Bruce Nauman Plays at the Edges of the Human Related Press How Artist Bruce Nauman Plays at the Edges of the Human Frieze : 13 February 2019

'My work', Bruce Nauman told Art in America in 1988, 'comes out of being frustrated about the human condition.' Black radical aesthetics and criticism prefigured my encounter with Disappearing Acts, the artist's retrospective survey at the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 in New York, which was first mounted at The Schaulager last summer in...

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Bruce Nauman at Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 Related Press Bruce Nauman at Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 Dore Bowen : 1 January 2019

Bruce Nauman provokes mixed emotions by creating situations rather than presenting figures for us to fear, pity, or empathize with. His artworks position us not as viewers but as participants, often unwilling. These situations vary in effect from pleasurable to nearly intolerable, as evidenced by the 170 works featured in the artist's mammoth...

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Among Things Related Press Among Things Art in America : 1 December 2018

EVERY ONCE IN a while I get an artwork stuck in my head. Bruce Nauman's A Cast of the Space Under My Chair (1965–68) was one such work. For years, while sketching new sculptures or gabbing in a studio visit, I would remember it, though I'll admit that for the first few years this happened, I didn't consistently remember who made it. I didn't pause...

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Your Guide to the Best Shows in Basel Related Press Your Guide to the Best Shows in Basel Frieze : 11 June 2018

Bruce Nauman, 'Disappearing Acts'Schaulager17 March – 26 AugustThe Schaulager enjoys immense resources; its founder, Maja Oeri, a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and a major donor to its collection, is honoured with a MoMA gallery in her name. Bruce Nauman's detailed survey exhibition, created in collaboration with that New York...

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Julia Stoschek Collection celebrates 10 years with generation spanning video show Related Press Julia Stoschek Collection celebrates 10 years with generation spanning video show The Art Newspaper : 13 June 2017

Julia Stoschek opened her collection of time-based media art to the public ten years ago, and to celebrate the anniversary she has invited the British artist Ed Atkins to curate an exhibition from her holdings. Generation Loss: 10 Years of the Julia Stoschek Collection (until 10 July 2018) opened this week at Stoschek's Düsseldorf gallery.

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Bruce Nauman's sound piece returns to Tate Modern's Turbine Hall Related Press Bruce Nauman's sound piece returns to Tate Modern's Turbine Hall The Art Newspaper : 13 April 2017

The US artist Bruce Nauman's sound installation Raw Materials gets a second outing at Tate Modern in London next month, 13 years after it was first aired in the Turbine Hall. The work, comprising 22 fragments of speech recorded over 40 years and transmitted from 22 speakers, was commissioned for the Turbine Hall's Unilever Series in 2004.

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Bruce Nauman at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Related Press Bruce Nauman at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Art in America : 13 January 2017

Bruce Nauman’s Contrapposto Studies, I through VII (2015–16) is part of his ongoing search for capaciousness in the particular. This seven-part video installation is split between two galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is kin to his iconic 1968 single-channel video Walk with Contrapposto, owned by the museum and on display in an...

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Teetering in a Dark Room Related Press Teetering in a Dark Room Hyperallergic : 6 January 2017

Bruce Nauman began working with video in 1968, after a move from San Francisco to New York. He’d been working with film, but found it difficult to find a good processing lab on the East Coast. Around this time Nauman had his first show at the Leo Castelli gallery. The gallerist knew of the artist’s interest in video, so he put up $1200 for some...

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Bruce Nauman: Architectural installation Related Press Bruce Nauman: Architectural installation Aesthetica Magazine : 15 October 2016

A landmark piece and significant architectural installation, Natural Light, Blue Light Room is one of the earliest instances of the artist producing built environments to discomfort and disorientate the audience.Comprised of skylights accompanied by blue fluorescent lights, the artwork alters the viewer’s ability to perceive the space...

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Grand opening: Bruce Nauman, Ragnar Kjartansson, Carsten Nicolai, Yoko Ono, Pettersen & Hein Related Press Grand opening: Bruce Nauman, Ragnar Kjartansson, Carsten Nicolai, Yoko Ono, Pettersen & Hein e-flux : 26 August 2016

The new art institution Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) is now opening in the capital of Denmark and is presenting a substantial exhibition of works by Bruce Nau­man alongside large installations by Carsten Nicolai and Ragnar Kjartansson, as well as works out on the quayside by Yoko Ono and Pettersen & Hein.

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Tate Modern's Switch House Related Press Tate Modern's Switch House Art Agenda : 23 June 2016

“When racism and sexism are no longer fashionable,” the Guerilla Girls asked in 1989, “what will your art collection be worth?” Predicting that “the art market won’t bestow mega-buck prices on the work of a few white males forever,” their printed notice listed 67 female artists (several of whom are now on...

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Sonic spheres and 'phallic variations' at Art Basel Related Press Sonic spheres and 'phallic variations' at Art Basel Apollo Magazine : 9 June 2016

In a contemporary art world that often feels like one giant exitless fair, Art Basel (16–19 June) retains a special place. Distinguished by its longevity and serious-minded clientele, the fair is favoured by many galleries and continues to attract contemporary art’s aristocracy. This year sees the 47th edition, with 286 galleries from...

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The world is our home. A poem on abstraction Related Press The world is our home. A poem on abstraction Art Asia Pacific : 18 February 2016

At a time when the traversing of borders, by people, information and culture, is at the forefront of international consciousness and concern, Para Site, an independent art center in Hong Kong, is presenting an exhibition of four postwar artists whose outputs have shown just how fluid such boundaries can be. Held in Hong Kong’s North Point...

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Tempting Nauman taster before MoMA blockbuster Related Press Tempting Nauman taster before MoMA blockbuster The Art Newspaper : 14 July 2015

Devotees of the contemporary art titan Bruce Nauman were cock-a-hoop last week at the news that the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Schaulager in Basel will collaborate on a retrospective of the Indiana-born artist’s work (the show, which kicks off at the Schaulager in March 2018, will include a vast array of pieces in a variety of...

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Bruce Nauman Review – An Electrifying Carousel of Ideas Related Press Bruce Nauman Review – An Electrifying Carousel of Ideas The Guardian : 18 April 2015

The Cartier Foundation’s Bruce Nauman exhibition in Paris until 21 June is a mix of older works and new, Nauman at both his most electrifying and enigmatic and his most obtuse and apparently slight.Nauman is a compelling artist, not least because he constantly asks the question of what a creative act is, at its most irreducible. An idea...

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Here's the Artist List for the 2015 Venice Biennale Related Press Here's the Artist List for the 2015 Venice Biennale Art News : 6 March 2015

Yes! After months and months of speculation, prayers, and rumors, the Venice Biennale has released the artist list for its 56th edition, “All the World’s Futures,” which is being curated by Okwui Enwezor. At a quick glance, it looks like a thrillingly eclectic list, counting among its participants giants like Bruce Nauman, Adrian...

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Vanity Fair's Greatest Living Artists Related Press Vanity Fair's Greatest Living Artists Huffington Post / 04 November 2013 : 13 November 2013

Vanity Fair recently released a very compact compendium of the greatest living artists -- all six of them.The chosen ones, selected by V.F.'s opinion crew of "top artists, academics, and curators," are as Mark Stevens explained: "The intent was not to identify once and for all the six most important living artists. No one...

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