Philadelphia Museum of Art to Present Two Nauman Installations
By Aimee Lusty
posted: 10-14-09
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From November 21 through April 4, 2010 the Philadelphia Museum of Art will host two installations by Bruce Nauman, Days and Giorno (2009). The installations were orignally conceived for the 53rd Venice Biennale. The installations consist of seven flat paneled speakers that span from floor to ceiling, emanating from each are the days of the week in both English and Italian. The layout of the space and abundance of speakers distorts and rearranges the sound, described by as "creating an orchestration of sound that is moving, forceful and unrelenting."

It will be exciting to view Nauman's work within the same context of Duchamp, whose work is a major component of the Museum's collection. Nauman's heavily conceptual and textual work is clearly indebted to Duchamp, and their exhibitions' close proximity will encourage further scholarship on their comparison.

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