Bruce Nauman is one of most important and influential figures in contemporary art. His seminal films and videotapes from the 1960s and '70s are among the most innovative contributions to media art. In these conceptual works, Nauman uses his body as an art object, executing repetitive performance actions in his studio. Exploiting the phenomenology of the medium, including its immediacy, space, and intimacy, his real-time gestures investigate the very process of making art.
Bruce Nauman's films and videotapes from the 1960s and '70s are recognized as among the most influential and innovative in contemporary art.
Twenty-nine historical works by Nauman have been newly restored through EAI's Preservation Program.