After more than 20 years, Tate Modern is hosting the first exhibition to show the full breadth of work by Bruce Nauman in London. Working mainly with sculpture, sound, film, video, and neon, Nauman is known for continually testing and reinventing what an artwork can be by reshaping traditional forms, and creating new ones. Through more than 40 works, the exhibition explores how Nauman’s works contrast the instant gratification of today’s screen-based information and entertainment culture. The show unfolds immersive installations inviting deep viewer engagement, alongside a selection of early and iconic artworks such as Henry Moore Bound to Fail and A Cast of the Space Under My Chair. These works highlight Nauman’s conceptual and performative approach to sculpture, the body and studio practice. Viewers will also find several ground-breaking neon signs and large-scale works that reflect Nauman’s interest in surveillance and societal.
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