Venice Bienniale Darling Bruce Nauman Takes to the California Skies


The last we heard from artist Bruce Nauman he was wowing everyone at the Venice Bienniale where he took home a Golden Lion for his Topological Gardens exhibition. So you can only imagine our excitement to discover that his next project is coming to LA on September 12; the LA Times reports that:

“Nauman will transform the skies over Pasadena in a project called Untitled (Leave the Land Alone), 1969/2009. Viewers can expect to see the words ‘Leave the Land Alone’ written in the sky — with the best viewing spots at La Loma Bridge, Colorado Street Bridge and Brookside Park, according to organizers.”

The skywriting — allegedly Nauman’s first “solo institutional project” in LA since ’94 — is based on a similar work that he shelved back back in 1969. It’s being done in conjunction with the Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts’ Installations Inside/Out: Armory 20th Anniversary Exhibition that will also feature work by Kim Abeles, Edgar Arceneaux, Deborah Aschheim, Daniel Buren, Carl Cheng, Seth Kaufman, Barry McGee, Michael C. McMillen, Carlos Mollura, Matthew Moore, Jane Mulfinger, Sarah Perry, Rudy Perez, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Barbara T. Smith, John Trevino, Pae White, and Mario Ybarra Jr.