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Constance Lewallen and Dore Bowen—Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters

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Wed, Feb 20, 2019
6–7:30 pm
(free and open to the public)

Curator Constance Lewallen and Art Historian Dore Bowen speak about their new book, Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters (UC Press, 2019), the first publication to solely take up Nauman’s corridors and architectural installations. The book explores the significance of these bodies of works—in particular their physical, perceptual, and psychological exertions on and manifestations in the viewer-participant. Further, the relationship of these works to Nauman’s overall practice and other work of this period, including that of James Turrell, Paul Kos, and Robert Morris, is investigated.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will also hold a book launch for Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters January 30.

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Call + Response is an open invitation to Bay Area cultural producers in fields of design, architecture, humanities, civic affairs, urban planning, and more who want to connect with Curatorial Research Bureau to insert their ideas into the public realm for dialogue. The format speaks to a long history of democratic participation, projecting thoughts and ideas in public gatherings where speaking and listening—call and response—are equally valued as essential parts of public discourse.

Later Event: February 28
Josiah McElheny