SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - FEBRUARY 26, 2023
Bruce Nauman, Left or Standing, Standing or Left Standing, 1971/1999
Private collection
Collection of Dia Art Foundation, Partial gift, Lannan Foundation, 2013
© 2022 Bruce Nauman / SIAE
Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York

In a career spanning over 50 years, Bruce Nauman (b. 1941; lives and works in New Mexico) has investigated the human condition and the deeper meaning of artmaking, embracing a wide variety of different media with a radical and pioneering attitude.

The exhibition gathers 30 works created since the second half of the 1960s that explore the most innovative dimension of the artist's practice. With a focus on his spatial and architectural research, it draws attention to aspects that have been overlooked in later years.

In addition to works recently presented at retrospectives in London and Amsterdam, the exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca also features a new selection of works that includes some of Nauman's most representative installations from many international collections, both public and private.

Covering over 5,000 square meters in the Navate gallery of Pirelli HangarBicocca, as well as occupying other spaces, such as the Reading Room and the outdoor area, the exhibition brings together for the first time, the various types of corridors and rooms, along with six neon pieces, five video and sound installations, and a selection of tunnels, Nauman’s sculptural models for underground architecture.