Tag Archives: Bruce Nauman

ARTIST ROOMS Jeff Koons

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Jeff Koons and Vija Celmins make room for artists, Mark Bradford inspires Chicago youth, and more. Jeff Koons‘s artwork is currently on view at ARTIST ROOMS …

Street Market

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Barry McGee tags a street market in LA, Margaret Kilgallen is remembered, Matthew Barney to be awarded in San Francisco, Allan McCollum electrifies objects in Florida, …

"Violins Violence Silence" 1981-1982 Neon tubing with clear glass tubing suspension frame, 60 1/2 x 66 1/2 x 6 inches Oliver-Hoffmann Family Collection, Chicago Courtesy Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, © Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

The Late, Dearly Missed Kathryn Hixson on Comedic Aggression in 70’s Art

The Late, Dearly Missed Kathryn Hixson on Comedic Aggression in 70’s Art

Critic and teacher Kathryn Hixson is the one person I’ve had in my life who felt like a mentor in the deepest sense. She was wickedly funny, challenging, and yet …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Absalon at Kunst-Werke

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Absalon at Kunst-Werke

It was back in 2005 when I first encountered the work of Absalon at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof in a exhibition called Fast Nichts – Minimal Artworks from the Friedrich Christian …

Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the Deadlines Exhibition, Musee d'Art Moderne

Marissa Perel’s Top 10 of 2010

Marissa Perel’s Top 10 of 2010

1. Felix Gonzalez-Torres in Deadline, exhibition at the Musee d’ Art Moderne, Paris. October 16, 2009 – January 10, 2010. Curator Odile Burluraux said of the exhibition, “Deadline has chosen …

William Pope.L, Small Cup, 2008

Liz K. Sheehan’s Top 10 of 2010

Liz K. Sheehan’s Top 10 of 2010

Ten memorable art-related moments of 2010, in no particular order: 10. Best animal weirdness: William Pope.L, Small Cup, 2008, Video, 12:52 minutes, included in the 2010 DeCordova Biennial Filmed in …

The Heads of the Kings of Judah and Rudolph Stingel 'Untitled' at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Letter from London

Letter from London: Hell Is Other People

Letter from London

Letter from London: Hell Is Other People

It is a truth universally acknowledged that artists make the best curators. Mark Wallinger’s exhibition, The Russian Linesman at the Hayward Gallery last March, was a proposal about what creative …

Allora & Calzadilla

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Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Allora & Calzadilla play Beethoven from inside their pianos, Margaret Kilgallen will soon be honored, Laurie Anderson is planning delusions for Chicago, and more. Bruce Nauman‘s …

Vija Celmins

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Mark Bradford repurposes South L.A. urban detritus, Allora & Calzadilla perform at MoMA, Raymond Pettibon goes hard in the paint, artists have a couple of firsts, and much …

Jenny Holzer

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In keeping with the season (and the artist on/as celebrity theme) this week’s roundup finds James Franco revisiting Bruce Nauman.  Also, Jenny Holzer inscribes the theme of anguish, a Fred …

Barbara Kruger. Kim Kardashian cover, 2010. Photo courtesy: W Magazine.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Kim Kardashian wears Barbara Kruger, Collier Schorr makes art about a German village, Jeff Koons works from popular archetypes, several artists are in group shows, and …

Elizabeth Murray

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Elizabeth Murray lands, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Jessica Stockholder speak, Mark Bradford and Paul McCarthy highlight L.A., and more. Don’t forget to mark your calendars to view …

Barry McGee. Houston Street (NYC), 2010.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Barry McGee tags Houston Street in NYC,  Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra contextualize and collaborate, Robert Adams comes to Vancouver, Roni Horn channels Emily Dickinson, and more. …

The Studio Reader: On The Space of Artists, University of Chicago Press, 2010. Cover illustration: Rodney Graham, The Gifted Amateur, November 10th, 1962 (detail), 2007.  Courtesy of the artist, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago; the Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Press.  Design by Matt Avery.

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: The Studio Reader and the SAIC Summer Studio

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: The Studio Reader and the SAIC Summer Studio

The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists is the kind of book an artist would eat up in a single sitting. It is about the STUDIO — the spaces …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The Sommerpause Art Guide

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The Sommerpause Art Guide

Nothing spells houseguest season like late-August in Berlin. With school about to resume and the major art metropolises shut down for summer, the town becomes besieged by the event hungry. …

Charles Atlas video still.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

As summer 2010 winds down this week’s roundup gets ready for an exciting fall season when Mark Dion embarks on an expedition in Oakland, Andrea Zittel lands on the Portland …

Tobias Putrih, Re-projection: Hoosac, 2010   Source: MASS MoCA

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Solid Sound

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Solid Sound

Is sound an element of design right alongside biggies like line, color, shape and texture? Teachers today are faced with the unseemly job of breaking outside “the” seven elements of …

Cai Guo-Qiang.  Peasants—Making a Better City, A Better Life, 2010. Photo Credit: Lin Yi. Courtesy Cai Studio.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Alfredo Jaar and Andrea Zittell go natural, Bruce Nauman tries to get off the ground, Cai Guo-Qiang answers questions about the impact of social visibility in …

Bruce Nauman, "Days." Mixed media installation. 2009. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York & Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society

On View Now

On View Now: Bruce Nauman and the Days of Our Lives

On View Now

On View Now: Bruce Nauman and the Days of Our Lives

Having written my dissertation on the art of Bruce Nauman, I often find myself fielding questions from confused, even perturbed friends or acquaintances seeking to make sense of his art.  …

Bruce Nauman, "Mapping the studio II with color shift, flip, flop, & flip/flop (Fat Chance John Cage)", installation view, 2001. Courtesy Tate Modern

Future Metaphors

Bruce Nauman’s Cyborg Eyes

Future Metaphors

Bruce Nauman’s Cyborg Eyes

Not all events are recorded equally. Despite YouTube’s diarrheic explosion of what constitutes a potential video, clips where almost nothing happens are still difficult for a lot of people to …

Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Roundup read about Pepón Osorio’s drowned art, Allora & Calzadilla getting shortlisted, Janine Antoni in motion, and a Hiroshi Sugimoto/James Turrell art counterpoint. Allora & Calzadilla are …

BMW Art Car, Jeff Koons

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Back after a two-week hiatus Art21 blogger Nettrice R. Gaskins takes the Weekly Roundup baton, so to speak.  In this week’s roundup you’ll read about Cindy Sherman wall decals, crying, …

John Baldessari, "Tips for Artists to Sell", 1966-68. Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 56 1/2 in. The Broad Foundation, Santa Monica. © 2009 John Baldessari. Photo courtesy of The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about a retrospective in the Golden State, a pack of wolves in Singapore, a dreamy gift in Berlin, de-monumentalisation in Italy, Oprah culture the …

"Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present," MoMA, 2010. Photo by Marco Anelli.

Flash Points

The Experience of Unknowing

Flash Points

The Experience of Unknowing

“We lay hold of the full import of a work of art only as we go through in our own vital processes the processes the artist went through in producing …

Louise Bourgeois, "Crouching Spider", 2003. Steel, 106 1/2 x 329 x 24 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, Hauser & Wirth, and Galerie Karsten Greve. Photo: Christopher Burke. via Art Daily.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A tribute to a great artist, a series of German faces, a big film of tiny things, some drawing restraint, and a bunch more in this week’s roundup: The Emilio …

Cao Fei, "Whose Utopia", 2006. Color video, with sound, 22 min. Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the International Director’s Council and Executive Committee Members: Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, Christina Baker, Edythe Broad, Janna Bullock, Rita Rovelli Caltagirone, Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Harry David, Caryl Englander, Shirley Fiterman, Laurence Graff, Nicki Harris, Dakis Joannou, Rachel Lehmann, Linda Macklowe, Peter Norton, Tonino Perna, Inga Rubenstein, Simonetta Seragnoli, Cathie Shriro, Ginny Williams, and Elliot Wolk, and Sustaining Members: Linda Fischbach, Beatrice Habermann, and Cargill and Donna MacMillan 2007.130.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup, you’ll read about rabbits and cracked eggs, love in the Ole South, community art making in the Twin Cities, an amusement park in Paris, a family of …

Chromutate by Torley

Responsive Art & Evolving Artificiality in Virtual Worlds

Responsive Art & Evolving Artificiality in Virtual Worlds

To the uninitiated, virtual 3D worlds may seem like games.  However, game culture often revolves around rules of play.  Artists creating work in virtual 3D worlds are usually trying to …

Barbara Kruger, "The Globe Shrinks" (video still), 2010. Dimensions variable, Four-screen digital video installation. Courtesy Mary Boone Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A new video installation by Season 1 artist Barbara Kruger is now on view at the Chelsea location of Mary Boone Gallery. The Globe Shrinks (2010) is a multi-channel piece …

Kara Walker, "A Warm Summer Evening in 1863", 2008. Wool tapestry with hand cut felt silhouette figure, 5' 9" x 8' 2". Edition of 5. ©Kara Walker. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, Banners of Persuasion and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Art21 artist news we have two tapestry makers, a silk archway, the master of Cremaster, an artist who likes to do laundry, a magical sound installation, environmental issues, creative …

The Contemporary Art World, yesterday

Letter from London

Letter from London: Who Gets To Call It Art?

Letter from London

Letter from London: Who Gets To Call It Art?

It is possible to read the Court’s opinion … in a variety of ways. In saying this, I imply no criticism of the Court, which in those cases was faced …

Barry McGee stands in front of one of his geometric creations at Prism Gallery. Courtesy Wallpaper.com.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

From the west to the east coast and over to Taiwan, Art21 artists are involved in a number of new and large-scale exhibitions: Works by Barry McGee (Season 1) and …

photo by Jason Schmidt

This is so contemporary!

This is so contemporary!

German artist Tino Sehgal recently spoke about his practice in a discussion with Jens Hoffmann at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. Sehgal has been showing …

Bruce Nauman, Raw War, 1968, 30 x 22", Pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper

“Sign to hang when there is a war on”

“Sign to hang when there is a war on”

Inscribed: “WAR 1/ WAR 2/ WAR 3/ Sign to hang when there is a war on—/ This size or up to 6 feet long./ Sequence is 1 + 2 + …

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, War Is Over!, 1969-

War Is Over! (Part 1)

War Is Over! (Part 1)

I’d like to start my visit to Art21 with a close reading of a favorite artwork of mine: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s War Is Over! slogan. This work relates …

James Turrell, "Ganzfeld Piece (Modell)", 2008. Courtesy of Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg © James Turrell. Photo: Zooey Braun

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A new installation by James Turrell (Season 1) — a light-filled space in the tradition of his Ganzfeld Pieces — will open at the Wolfsburg Art Museum in Germany on …

Janine Antoni, "Conduit" (detail), 2009   Courtesy Luhring Augustine

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni, Part One

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Janine Antoni, Part One

To say it was a pleasure to be given the opportunity to interview Janine Antoni for this column is a gross understatement. In 2003, Janine Antoni‘s Season 2 segment was …