Bruce Nauman “Neons Corridors Rooms”
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.


Pirelli HangarBicocca
Via Chiese 2


15 Sep 2022 - 26 Feb 2023




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Bruce Nauman “Neons Corridors Rooms”

Pirelli HangarBicocca presents a major exhibition dedicated to Bruce Nauman, one of the world’s most prominent living artists. Organized by Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, in collaboration with Tate Modern, London, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the exhibition provides an in-depth overview of Nauman’s spatial research and important experiments with architecture, light, sound, language and video over half a century. 

The exhibition “Neons Corridors Rooms” gathers thirty works created since the second half of the 1960s that explore the most innovative dimension in the practice of Bruce Nauman (born Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1941; lives and works in New Mexico), with a focus on his spatial and architectural research. The exhibition draws attention to this specific aspect of the artist’s research that has been overlooked in the past years. In a career spanning over fifty years, Nauman has investigated the human condition and the deeper meaning of art-making, embracing a wide variety of different media—installation, video, sculpture, performance, photography, drawing, and sound—with a radical and pioneering attitude. In addition to works presented in retrospectives in London (October 2020-February 2021) and Amsterdam (June-October 2021), the exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca, curated by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí with Andrea Lissoni, Nicholas Serota, Leontine Coelewij, Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen and Katy Wan, also features a new selection of works that includes some of Nauman’s most representative installations, from many international public and private collections.