- Project URL:
Bruce Nauman / Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain
“Prix de la Nuit du Livre 2016 (best printing & binding)”
It’s been more than 15 years since American artist Bruce Nauman’s last major solo exhibition in France; the last was his retrospective at the Pompidou Centre in 1997.
And according to Grazia Quaroni, Curator of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, this was a motivation for the Fondation’s current Bruce Nauman exhibition which is on show until June 21, 2015.
Created specifically by the artist as a response to the Fondation Cartier’s Jean Nouvel-designed glass building, the eponymous exhibition reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in linking his works to their environment and intensifying the audience’s physical and emotional experience of his pieces, according to the Fondation.
The works in “Bruce Nauman” were selected by the artist himself who started with the new works “Pencil Lift Mr.Rogers (2013)” and the 2015 French version of “For Children,” both of which Ms. Quaroni says Nauman really wanted to show. “From this starting point, earlier works in the show have been added,” she says.
“What we are showing in the exhibition is not just the works that were available, but the works that Nauman wanted to show. We had to research the works and deal with the lenders to get the works. The list of works exhibited covers a long period of Nauman’s career from the very beginning until 2015.
It’s not curated as a retrospective but consists of a few works chosen to respond to one another and presented in a new combination so that new meanings arise.”
Text by BlouinArtInfo