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Walk with Contrapposto

1968 Bruce Nauman Born: Fort Wayne, Indiana 1941 60 minutes, black & white, sound Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company © 1968, Bruce Nauman 2008.21.1 Not currently on view

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Bruce Nauman’s films and videotapes hold a prominent place in the history of media art. In Walk with Contrapposto, the camera’s perspective is fixed at the end of a narrowly constructed corridor. Nauman moves through the space, striking poses with each step. His manner and figurative gestures come to define the space through the body of the artist.

Watch This!: New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image, 2013


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