Bruce Nauman
Corridor with Mirror and White Lights 1971

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Bruce Nauman born 1941
Corridor with Mirror and White Lights
Date 1971
Medium Wood, glass and fluorescent tubes
Dimensions Object: 3048 x 178 x 12192 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Not on display

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In his corridor pieces, Nauman’s sculpture assumes the dimensions of architecture. The spaces are often claustrophobic yet they seem to extend indefinitely, like a corridor seen in a dream. Here, the sense of infinite extension is created by a mirror set at an angle at the end of the corridor. The width of the corridor has been narrowed so that it is impossible to walk through it, thereby heightening the sense of eerie isolation.

October 2016

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