Walk with Contrapposto

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Copied Bruce Nauman, Walk with Contrapposto, 1968, 60 minutes, black & white, sound, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company, 2008.21.1, © 1968 Bruce Nauman. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix, NY

Artwork Details

Title
Walk with Contrapposto
Artist
Date
1968
Location
Not on view
Copyright
© 1968 Bruce Nauman. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix, NY
Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company
Mediums
Mediums Description
60 minutes, black & white, sound
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture
  • Figure — full length
  • Architecture Interior
Object Number
2008.21.1

Artwork Description

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.


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Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image is a series of rotating exhibitions drawn from SAAM’s permanent collection.