Jean-Paul Sartre said that Giacometti's figures often become “so fully real that they can be as positive and unforgettable as a physical blow”. Bruce Nauman once remarked that he wanted to make art that affects people “like getting hit in the face with a baseball bat. or better, like getting hit in the back of the neck”. As everyone surely knows, a blow with a fist or to the neck is most effective when it is unexpected, when it comes out of nowhere, so to speak. And thus we have the shared background of an all-encompassing “void” to thank for the fact that both Alberto Giacometti and Bruce nauman succeed in much the same way in knocking us — surely and permanently — off balance with their works.

Details

Place of publication

Cologne

Publisher

Snoeck

Year

2016

Number of pages

183 pages

Language

German, English

ISBN

9783864421808

Open stacks or available on request

Open stacks

Illustrations

Yes

Bibliography

No

UDC code and author sign

705.1 2016

Volumes

1

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