Bruce Nauman, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1968

Opening: January 27, 1968

Duration: January 27February 1, 1968

Dimensions: 18 x 22.2 cm

Further Information: For his first commercial solo exhibition, the US-American multi-media artist Bruce Nauman presented sculptures, videos, and wall objects, some of which already employed the neon light techniques for which he became well-known in the 1980s. The exhibition also included a series of photographs of his Flour Arrangements from 1966, from which he photographed different formations made of flour, as well as a three-meter-long photo collage titled Composite Photo of Two Messes on the Studio Floor (1967)showing the remains of his working material, such as flour and dust on his studio floor. The exhibition also included his video performance Bouncing in the Corner (1968), for which his art dealer Leo Castelli had given him all necessary video equipment. The video shows Nauman without his head or his feet, filmed horizontally, while he is tilting and bouncing, half leaning and half standing in a white corner of his studio. The video can be seen on UBU in full length:


Further Links: Installation views of the exhibition can be seen via

Image: Images of this invitation are part of the Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Bruce Nauman