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BRUCE NAUMAN  04.14.21 - 07.14.21

The Maria Leuff Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by American artist Bruce Nauman. The two films on view are centered upon single repetitive actions. Each of these actions performed in isolation, before a stationary set camera, between the years of 1967 and 1968. 


Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square is in part a study of the body in movement and its relationship to disappearance. Consciously constrained to the perimeter of a square, variations in the artist's movements are exaggerated only to disappear and reappear again with a methodic, almost traipsing gait. Scored to silence, the film seems to measure the duration of an ever diminishing progress, one which seems all the more inert with each completed turn around its periphery.     

Playing a Note on the Violin While I Walk Around the Studio hinges on the sustained sparsity of two notes played on a violin. Below Nauman, we see materials strewn about the floor in no discernible order, composed without any real necessity or logic. Each continuous note produces an unnerving combination of sound leveling into a loop of orchestral monotony. For more information please contact Amy Elizabeth at

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