Bruce Nauman and the Dancer

During the Nauman-exhibition at Deutsche Guggenheim, Noreen Guzman de Rojas performs Bruce Nauman's dance piece "Untitled" from 1969. The dancer turns around her own axis during the ten one-hour performances: the first day five times, the last day only once. In an interview with Susan Cross, Noreen Guzman de Rojas speaks about her experiences during the performance.

Pioneers of Video Art

When the portable video camera came onto the market in 1967, artists such as Nam June Paik, Richard Serra, Vito Acconci and Bruce Nauman immediately recognized the possibilities of the new medium that would enable them to create new pictures. Uwe M. Schneede describes the beginnings of video art and reminisces about his first meeting with Bruce Nauman.

Bruce Nauman: a Portrait

For decades Bruce Nauman has brought on praise and ridicule, admiration and contempt. Not only his aggressive works but also his meditative ones are provocative. And in his private life, he retreats to his ranch in Galisteo Basin, to his horses and cats. The German Guggenheim is presenting his first one-man show in Berlin. A portrait by Christine Hoffmann.

Theater of Cruelty

He makes the spectators into performers, whether they want to be or not. But "Bruce Nauman is not about Bruce Nauman. It's about us!" claims Susan Cross, curator of the exhibition "Bruce Nauman: Theatres of Experience" in Berlin. She talks in an interview with Arno Widmann about the artist who is not satisfied with being the sole performer but with transforming the spectator.

Art in Motion

For the exhibition "Bruce Nauman: Theatres of Experience" at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, the dancer Noreen Guzman de Rojas performed Bruce Nauman's dance piece "Untitled" from 1969 on ten different days. In an interview with Susan Cross the dancer describes her thoughts during the one-hour performances and tells about the time she almost lost control. +++ No other artist used and influenced the new medium of video as did Bruce Nauman. Uwe M. Schneede, Director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, recalls his first encounters with the American artist and describes the beginnings of video art in the sixties, when artists such as Nam June Paik, Richard Serra and Vito Acconci experimented with video images. +++ At the Deutsche Guggenheim Christine Hoffmann gives a lecture on literary and philosophical digressions in Bruce Nauman's work. +++ In the magazine: An exhibition in Vienna places Francis Bacon's work in the context of pictorial tradition for the first time. Marion Löhndorf portrays the great British painter. +++ More than any other artistic school, the Bauhaus represents the arts' claim to social relevance. Today, two simultaneous exhibitions in New York and Bremen testify to the significance of the Bauhaus. Katrin Bettina Müller presents works from the Sammlung Deutsche Bank. +++ Exhibitions: "The Return of the Giants - German Painting from 1975-1985" in the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo in Buenos Aires shows "Heftige Malerei" from the Deutsche Bank Collection.