Constance Lewallen and Dore Bowen—Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters @ YBCA

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Curatorial Research Bureau presents
Constance Lewallen and Dore Bowen
Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St. in SF
6pm

Curator Constance Lewallen and Art Historian Dore Bowen speak about their new book, Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters (UC Press, 2019), the first publication to solely take up Nauman’s corridors and architectural installations. The book explores the significance of these bodies of works—in particular their physical, perceptual, and psychological exertions on and manifestations in the viewer-participant. Further, the relationship of these works to Nauman’s overall practice and other work of this period, including that of James Turrell, Paul Kos, and Robert Morris, is investigated.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will also hold a book launch for Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters January 30.


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Call + Response is an open invitation to Bay Area cultural producers in fields of design, architecture, humanities, civic affairs, urban planning, and more who want to connect with Curatorial Research Bureau to insert their ideas into the public realm for dialogue. The format speaks to a long history of democratic participation, projecting thoughts and ideas in public gatherings where speaking and listening—call and response—are equally valued as essential parts of public discourse.


About CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice

CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice is newly relocated to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a dynamic arts institution in downtown San Francisco. The move projects learning beyond the walls of the academy, taking advantage of the rich cultural context of the Bay Area and providing a unique environment for training curators. Graduate seminars are held at YBCA inside the Curatorial Research Bureau, a combined bookshop, academic site, and public program where students intersect with changing book inventories, participate in programs, and meet visiting practitioners from the Bay Area and beyond. CRB is administered by California College of the Arts Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice in partnership with YBCA and Bureau for Open Culture, a curatorial initiative forging intersections among art, design, education, and consumer culture while pushing against the traditional ways in which institutions engage audiences.

About California College of the Arts

Located at the center of innovation and technology in the San Francisco Bay Area, California College of the Arts is home to a world-renowned faculty of practicing artists and entrepreneurs, and a diverse community of makers that are boldly reimagining the world. Offering 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in fine arts, architecture, design, and writing, CCA’s creative culture is built around the ideals of interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability, and community engagement.

About Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is one of the nation’s most innovative arts institutions. Founded in 1993 as the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens development, YBCA’s work spans the realms of contemporary art, civic engagement, and public life. By using culture as an instrument for social change, YBCA is reimagining the role an arts institution can play in the community it serves.

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