Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts
October 21, 2018–February 18, 2019
Disappearing Acts traces what Nauman has called “withdrawal as an art form”—both literal and figurative incidents of removal, deflection, and concealment. Bodies are fragmented, centers are left empty, voices emanate from hidden speakers, and the artist sculpts himself in absentia, appearing only as negative space. The retrospective charts these forms of omission and loss across media and throughout the decades, following Nauman as he circles back to earlier concerns with new urgency.
For the exhibition identity, we designed a very restrained system, where white space emphasized architectural elements.