Bruce Nauman is one of the most influential artists working in the world today. The quintessential multi-media artist, Nauman has been a pioneer of performance and body art, conceptual photography, the use of language and sound as mediums, as well as video and site-specific installations. The Museum has recently acquired a new room-sized installation by the artist, Studio Mix, 2010. The work is inspired by a set of piano exercises that the composer Béla Bartók (1881–1945) wrote as a means of teaching children the piano. Nauman’s piece consists of video, Nauman’s voice, and the artist Terry Allen practicing the Bartók exercises to Nauman’s instructions. The artist will talk about the development of his art from its early beginnings to the present with the Museum’s Chief Curator, Michael Auping.
Image: Bruce Nauman, Studio Mix, 2010. HD video installation (color, stereo sound), continuous play. 1 HD video source, 1 HD video projector, 1 suspended rear projection panel, 2 hidden speakers. Edition 1/3. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum purchase.
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, scholars, and critics is free and open to the public. To assure seating, free admission tickets are available at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250. A live broadcast of the lectures is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Lectures begin at 7 pm. The Museum galleries and the café remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series.
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Café Modern will be open for dinner on Tuesday nights during the lecture series. Enjoy a fine dining experience before or after the lecture; seating is available from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.
For reservations, call 817.840.2174 or visit www.themodern.org/cafe.