Phila. Art Museum Announces Venice Exhibition

Publication: Philadelphia Inquirer

Author: Peter Dobrin

03/04/2009 - The Philadelphia Museum of Art's exhibition at the 2009 Venice Biennale this summer will explore Bruce Nauman's work over four decades with about 30 pieces in neon, sculpture, performance and other media. The American artist will create a new sound installation. And the show now has a name, and a more refined theme.

"Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens," which opens in Venice on June 7, invokes in its title the branch of mathematics in which geometric figures remain unchanged even when spaces are stretched (but not broken).


Nauman's work is represented by a major New York gallery, Sperone Westwater Gallery, which is a funder of his Biennale show. Substantial funding comes from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Henry Luce Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Dept. of State.


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