"Several years ago I walked into a room of Giacometti figures at the Museum of Modern Art and suddenly understood how to see sculpture. Gaunt and insistent, the figures drew everything unessential from what surrounded them. The negative shape of the space between the figures became a positive space." continue reading
The 53rd Venice Biennial just handed out its gold medal in contemporary art, called the Golden Lion, to the U.S. pavilion’s sweeping survey of conceptual art by Bruce Nauman.
The Indiana-born artist, now living in New Mexico with artist Susan Rothenberg, is best known for making neon signs and mobile-like installations featuring wax versions of skinned animals and his own heads and hands.WSJ