Reading: Constance Lewallen, Dore Bowen, Ted Mann
Constance Lewallen, Dore Bowen, and Ted Mann introduce the new publication Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters, the first book devoted solely to the artist’s corridors and other architectural installations. Featuring essays by Lewallen and Bowen, along with a text by Ted Mann on Nauman’s drawings, the book looks at Nauman’s installations in terms of the physical, perceptual, and psychological pressures they exert—which, in the words of UC Berkeley professor emerita Anne Wagner, “exemplify the haunting alienation of our social life.”
Constance Lewallen is currently adjunct curator at BAMPFA, where in her former role as senior curator she organized the exhibition A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s, among numerous other surveys of leading artists.
Dore Bowen, associate professor of art history at San Jose State University, has published essays on postwar art in journals and anthologies such as A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945 and Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories.
Ted Mann is the curator of the exhibition Bruce Nauman: Blue and Yellow Corridor at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, on view through December 2018.
Curatorial Research Bureau will also hold a book launch for Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters February 20. Learn more.