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Bruce Nauman

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Stedelijk Museum / Amsterdam / Art

What can’t Bruce Nauman do? The legendary multimedia artist entraps us in his world of life, death, sex, color, and absurdity. Whether it’s the flickering lights of One Hundred Live and Die (1984), or the disturbing images in the video Clown Torture (1987), Nauman never fails to remind us of the unavoidable repetitions presented by reality. Welcome to art that is, as Nauman once said in a rare interview, “just there all at once. Like getting hit in the face with a baseball bat. Or better, like getting hit in the back of the neck. You never see it coming.” Confront and disrupt your own perceptions with over 50 years of Nauman’s work, on view in his largest exhibition in the Netherlands to date. —Ariella Paradise

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Stedelijk Museum Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
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