Why the legendary conceptual artist Bruce Nauman is more relevant than ever  by undefined

Why the legendary conceptual artist Bruce Nauman is more relevant than ever

Curator Kathy Halbreich, the force behind the artist’s retrospective at Basel’s Schaulager, speaks to Art Basel’s Coline Milliard about her 25-year engagement with the artist and his work
Kathy Halbreich. Photo by Peter Ross. Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art
Kathy Halbreich. Photo by Peter Ross. Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art
Kathy Halbreich. Photo by Peter Ross. Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art
Bruce Nauman, Eating My Words, from the portfolio Eleven Color Photographs, 1966–67/1970/2007. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gerald S. Elliott Collection, 1994. Photo by Nathan Keay. © MCA Chicago, © Bruce Nauman / 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich.
Bruce Nauman, Eating My Words, from the portfolio Eleven Color Photographs, 1966–67/1970/2007. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gerald S. Elliott Collection, 1994. Photo by Nathan Keay. © MCA Chicago, © Bruce Nauman / 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich.
Bruce Nauman, Eating My Words, from the portfolio Eleven Color Photographs, 1966–67/1970/2007. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gerald S. Elliott Collection, 1994. Photo by Nathan Keay. © MCA Chicago, © Bruce Nauman / 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich.
Bruce Nauman, Human Nature / Life Death / Knows Doesn’t Know, 1983. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Council Fund. Photo by Museum Associates/LACMA. © Bruce Nauman / 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich.
Bruce Nauman, Human Nature / Life Death / Knows Doesn’t Know, 1983. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Council Fund. Photo by Museum Associates/LACMA. © Bruce Nauman / 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich.
Bruce Nauman, Human Nature / Life Death / Knows Doesn’t Know, 1983. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Council Fund. Photo by Museum Associates/LACMA. © Bruce Nauman / 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich.
Bruce Nauman, Green Horses, 1988. Purchased jointly by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with funds from the Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, with funds from the Director's Discretionary Fund and the Painting and Sculpture Committee, 2007. Photo by Ron Amstutz. © Bruce Nauman / 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich.
Bruce Nauman, Green Horses, 1988. Purchased jointly by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with funds from the Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, with funds from the Director's Discretionary Fund and the Painting and Sculpture Committee, 2007. Photo by Ron Amstutz. © Bruce Nauman / 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich.
Bruce Nauman, Green Horses, 1988. Purchased jointly by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with funds from the Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, with funds from the Director's Discretionary Fund and the Painting and Sculpture Committee, 2007. Photo by Ron Amstutz. © Bruce Nauman / 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich.