Exhibition — 13 Feb until 23 May 2021

The Stedelijk Museum presents a large-scale overview of the American artist Bruce Nauman (1941) in collaboration with Tate Modern. This exhibition spans a period of more than fifty years and is the first large-scale retrospective of Bruce Nauman in the Netherlands.

Throughout his career, Nauman has relentlessly challenged the possibilities of what art may be, and directly confronts viewers with their own physical and mental presence. The exhibition is a non-chronological journey through Nauman’s multifaceted oeuvre, and allows visitors to experience his sculptures, neon works, films, video works, sound recordings, text and works on paper, highlighting themes the artist endlessly revisits. The show also includes some of Nauman’s most recent art. Nauman’s work has been extensively collected in the Netherlands, and the exhibition at the Stedelijk will be supplemented with work by the artist from Dutch collections. After showing at Tate Modern and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the exhibition will travel to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Bruce Nauman, 'Seven Figures', 1985. Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Bruce Nauman, 'Seven Figures', 1985. Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam