The Revolutionary Neon of Bruce Nauman Lights Up the Tate

The Revolutionary Neon of Bruce Nauman Lights Up the Tate
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The revolutionary restlessness of Bruce Nauman runs through neon tubes that, in the halls of the Tate Modern, breathe life into the largest exhibition dedicated to the American video-artist in the last twenty years. From 7 October, key works such as Double Steel Cage Piece from 1974, Anthro/Socio (Rinde Spinning) and Clown Torture from 1987, along with other stunning installations which emphasise the element of sound, sculptural poetics and moving images, connect viewers and the universe of the artist. The revolutionary works of the artist that cultivated, since his youth, a love for playing the bass and guitar - a passion that brought him to explore music theory and remain enthralled by Arnold Schönberg - use sound, film, video and neon and have influenced various generations of artists. The American performance artist, a lover of philosophy and known for his analytic approach to the study of language and its potential, will be a guest of the Tate until February 21, 2021.
Samantha De Martin - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London