Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman Exhibition Tours

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Date & Time

15 May - 18 Aug, 2024 11am–7pm
Closed on Mon, except public holidays—in which case closed the day after


JC Contemporary


Online / on-site: $120 (General) / $60 (Concession*)
*Concession ticket for full-time students with ID, people with disabilities, and senior citizens over the age of 60


Artist: Bruce Nauman

Curators: Carlos Basualdo (Philadelphia Museum of Art), Caroline Bourgeois (Pinault Collection), and Pi Li (Tai Kwun Contemporary)

Based on works from the Pinault Collection, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and other institutions and collectors, and realised in collaboration with the Bruce Nauman Studio; special thanks to Angela Westwater and Sperone Westwater Gallery New York

Tai Kwun Contemporary is proud to present a major survey exhibition by the US-born artist Bruce Nauman, one of the most influential artists working today. Curated in collaboration with the Bruce Nauman Studio, and based primarily on works from the Pinault Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as loans from Tate, The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Dia Art Foundation, and The Sonnabend Collection Foundation, Tai Kwun Contemporary’s exhibition takes the form of a survey covering aspects of the artist’s entire career, and is the first show of this kind to be presented in Hong Kong.

With elements drawn from Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, first shown at Punta Della Dogana, Venice, in 2021, the Tai Kwun Contemporary exhibition revisits fundamental elements ever-present in the artist’s portfolio, from the artist’s early neons to the recent Contrapposto series, along with drawings, large-scale sculptural and sound installations spanning more than six decades of the artist’s practice. Curated by Carlos Basualdo, Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Caroline Bourgeois, Chief Curator at the Pinault Collection, and Pi Li, Head of Art at Tai Kwun, the exhibition will be on view from 15 May to 18 August 2024.

From the 1960s to the present day, Bruce Nauman (b. Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1941) has constantly been experimenting with various artistic languages — from photography to performance, sculpture to video — probing their potentialities and producing a body of work that questions the very definition of what constitutes artistic practice. This upcoming exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary highlights the experimental character of the artist’s work by including a wide diversity of media, developed over six decades. A major new Chinese and English language publication featuring interviews “on/with” Bruce Nauman, edited by Joan Simon and Tai Kwun Contemporary, accompanies the exhibition.

Part of Tai Kwun Contemporary’s series of major summer exhibitions spotlighting pioneering artists of our time.


Tickets to the exhibition will be available on Klook from March. HK$120 for general tickets and HK$60 for concession tickets (Full-time students with ID, people with disabilities, and senior citizens over the age of 60).

Tickets will also be available at the JC Contemporary reception: HK$120 (general) and HK$60 (concession).

Family Package (includes one general ticket and one concession ticket) will also be available: HK$170.

Children under the age of 5 can enjoy free admission.

Members of TK FAN enjoy 15% off on general tickets. Check out the offer in Tai Kwun App now!

Discounted tickets are subject to availability.

Special Offer

Buy one get one free for exhibition tickets 

Enjoy a buy one get one free ticketing offer when purchasing a designated ticket (general ticket only) for the “Bruce Nauman” exhibition upon presentation of a valid receipt of over HK$800 in a single transaction from any of the shops or restaurants at Tai Kwun 

Redemption period: 15 May - 18 August 2024
Redemption counters: Visitor Centre at Block 03 or G/F at JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun

Terms and conditions:

  • By enjoying this ‘Buy one get one free on purchase of designated ticket (general ticket only) of “Bruce Nauman” exhibition’ promotional offer (“Offer”), customers are deemed to have agreed with and accepted these terms and conditions.
  • To enjoy the Offer to receive an additional One (1) Designated Ticket for free (the “Free Ticket”), the customer must produce the original merchant receipt of an amount of HK$800 or above in one single transaction from any of the shops or restaurants at Tai Kwun during the period from 15 May 2024 to 18 August 2024 (“Valid Receipt”) and purchase One (1) designated ticket (general ticket only) for the “Bruce Nauman” exhibition (“Designated Ticket”) at Visitor Centre at Block 03 or G/F at JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun (the “Redemption Counter”) . The use of the tickets shall be subject to the relevant terms and conditions. Free Ticket is subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis while stock lasts.
  • The redemption period of the Free Ticket is from 15 May 2024 to 18 August 2024, the redemption period will not be extended under any circumstances.
  • The Offer can be enjoyed once per Valid Receipt and a maximum of One (1) Free Ticket can be redeemed per Offer.
  • Customers must present original Valid Receipts for verification.
  • There is no upper limit on the number of Offers that each  customer may enjoy.
  • The Offer is applicable to general tickets only and does not apply to concession tickets.
  • Spending at the Visitor Centre or JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun is not considered as spending at Tai Kwun’s shops or restaurants.
  • The receipts are invalid if defaced or damaged. Photocopies of the receipts will not be accepted.
  • The Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or promotion.
  • The Free Ticket is non-exchangeable for cash or any alternative items.
  • In case of any disputes, Tai Kwun reserves the right of final decision.
  • In the event of any discrepancy between the Chinese and English versions of these terms and conditions, the English version shall prevail.

Image credit

Bruce Nauman, Contrapposto Studies, I through VII, 2015/2016

Seven-channel video (colour, sound)

Jointly owned by Pinault Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Funding for the Philadelphia Museum of Art is made possible through the generosity of many donors.

Photo credit

© 2024 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Bruce Nauman, Animal Pyramid, 1989

Polyurethane foam, threaded rods, wire, paint, hot glue, hardware

Pinault Collection

Photo credit 

Photo by Maris Hutchinson, courtesy David Zwirner

© 2024 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 

Bruce Nauman, The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths (Window or Wall Sign), 1967

Neon tubing with clear glass tubing suspension frame

Philadelphia Museum of Art, purchased with the generous support of The Annenberg Fund for Major Acquisitions, the Henry P. McIlhenny Fund, the bequest (by exchange) of Henrietta Meyers Miller, the gift (by exchange) of Philip L. Goodwin, and funds contributed by Edna Andrade, 2007, 2007-44-1

Photo credit 

© 2024 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Bruce Nauman, 3 Heads Fountain (Juliet, Andrew, Rinde), 2005

Epoxy resin, fiberglass, wire, plastic tubes, water pump, wood basin, rubber pond liner

Private collection, Madrid

Photo credit

Photo by Tom Van Eynde, courtesy Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

© 2024 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York