Bruce Nauman. Neons Corridors Rooms
21.3 x 29 cm, 336 pages
Edited by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí
Texts by Lucia Aspesi, Vincent Baby, Ben Borthwick, Francesca Esmay, Matilde Guidelli Guidi, Mariagiulia Leuzzi, Elizabeth Manchester, Ted Mann, Teodora di Robilant, Joan Simon, Gloria Sutton, Francesco Stocchi, Roberta Tenconi, Vicente Todolí, Taylor Walsh, Katy Wan
Published in conjunction with the exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca, the monograph presents the most up to date studies on Nauman’s spatial and architectural research, focusing on his corridors, room installations, and neon works. By analyzing and shedding light on the conceptual developments, formal variations and endless experimentations, the publication includes newly commissioned essays by scholars, conservators, and art historians as Francesca Esmay, Joan Simon and Gloria Sutton. Together with a text by the exhibition curators highlighting the specificity of the exhibition, that for the first time convey such body of work in its entirety, the volume is accompanied by specific entries for the thirty works on display, each containing a selection of archival visual apparatus and ephemera, and written by curators, scholars, and art critics from international institutions. In addition to a rich and unreleased corpus of iconographic materials depicting the artworks in their historical iterations, the book is illustrated by a wide photographic documentation of such iconic works gathered at Pirelli HangarBicocca for the first time in an encompassing show.