Please Pay Attention Please: Bruce Nauman's Words: Writings and Interviews (Writing Art)

Bruce Nauman


Since the Nineteen Sixties, the artist Bruce Nauman has constructed a hugely advanced and pluralistic oeuvre starting from discrete sculpture, functionality, movie, video, and text-based works to tricky multipart installations incorporating sound, video recording and screens, and architectural buildings. Nauman's paintings is frequently interpreted when it comes to hobbies and mediums, together with functionality, postminimalism, technique, and conceptual paintings, thereby emphasizing its obvious eclecticism. yet what's frequently ignored is that underlying those possible disparate creative developments are conceptual continuities, one in every of that is an research of the character of language.

Unlike lots of his contemporaries, Nauman has shunned partaking within the serious discourse surrounding his personal paintings. He has given quite few interviews over the process his occupation and has little to do with the paintings press or severe institution. certainly, he granted Janet Kraynak and The MIT Press nearly entire autonomy within the practise of this quantity. not like Nauman's popularity for silence, even if, from the start of his occupation, the incorporation of language has been a valuable function of his artwork. This assortment takes as its place to begin the seeming paradox of an artist of so few phrases who produces an paintings of such a lot of words.

Please beware Please includes all of Nauman's significant interviews from 1965 to 2001, in addition to a finished physique of his writings, together with directions and inspiration texts, dialogues transcribed from audio-video works, and prose texts written particularly for install sculptures. the place proper, the texts are followed by way of illustrations of the works of art for which they have been composed. within the serious essay that serves because the book's creation, the editor investigates Nauman's artwork relating to the linguistic flip in paintings practices of the Nineteen Sixties -- figuring out language during the speech act -- and its legacy in modern art.

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