White Cube is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Greater China of works by Bruce Nauman. With a career spanning over 50 years, Nauman is widely recognized as a key figure in American art and one of the most influential of his generation.
Featuring five video installations spanning from 1999 to 2013 Presence/Absence centres on Nauman’s experimental performances both in front of and behind the camera, either inside his studio or in the New Mexico landscape, on his ranch.
To accompany the exhibition, White Cube will publish a catalogue with an essay by writer and curator Joan Simon.
Following on from the 2012 White Cube Bermondsey presentation of Nauman’s studio films from the 1960s, Presence/Absence continues the artist’s exploration in time-based media, of staged actions, exploring their ambiguities, foibles and apparent illusions.
This exhibition is in collaboration with Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York.
Bruce Nauman Bullet Illusion/Pencil Illusion, 2013 Courtesy of the artist, Sperone Westwater, New York and White Cube. © Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London 2020.