Bruce Nauman. mindfuck

‘Bruce Nauman. mindfuck’ showcases curator Phillip Larratt-Smith’s reevaluation of Nauman’s oeuvre by viewing it through the lens of Freudian metapsychology for the first time. For this publication, Larratt-Smith has created an extended non-traditional essay that juxtaposes images and textual citations from film, literature, art, politics, and psychoanalytical writings (in particular Freud’s case study of the Wolf Man). In doing so, he underlies the enduring importance of the themes of human nature, sex, death, aggression, language, and the mind-body split in Nauman’s work.

Publication Details

  • By Philip Larratt-Smith
  • English
  • Hardcover
  • 175 x 244 mm
  • 120 pages, 9 colour and 60 b/w images
  • Distributed by DAP
  • 978 3 9523630 2 7
  • Jan 2013
  • £29.00 / $45.00 / 34.00€ / 37.00 CHF

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Bruce Nauman / mindfuck

From 30 January, Hauser & Wirth will present ‘Bruce Nauman / mindfuck’ in the North Gallery, Savile Row. Curated by Philip Larratt-Smith, the exhibition features a rigorous selection of works from throughout Nauman’s career, with a particular emphasis on his iconic neon...

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