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Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens Installation Views
by Carlos Basualdo and Erica F. BattleWinner of the Golden Lion for the Best National Participation at the 53rd International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia—the exhibition Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens is celebrated in this photographic documentation of the thematic installation as presented at three sites in Venice: the U.S. Pavilion at the Giardini della Biennale, and two of the city’s most esteemed academic institutions, the Universitá lauv di Venezia at Tolentini and the Exhibition Spaces at Universitá Ca’ Foscari. The exhibition was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with the Universitá lauv and the Universitá Ca’ Foscari. With a body of work that encompasses video, installation, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and neon spanning the 1960s to the present day, Bruce Nauman (born 1941) is one of the most innovative artists of his generation. Through Michele Lamanna’s stunning series of photographs, commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this publication captures the visitor’s experience of encountering Nauman’s work and coincides with the U.S. premiere of the artist’s newest works—Days and Giorni—in Philadelphia.