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Double Steel Cage Piece

Double Steel Cage Piece

Bruce Nauman (in 1974)

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  • HyeRyeong, Lee asked

    How is Double Steel Cage Piece by Bruce Nauman storaged in Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen? Is it kept in a wooden crate or displayed so that everyone can see? Also, What kind of storage does it belong to?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Hi Lee, Thank you for your question. When Nauman's piece is stored or transported, it is in six big crates. But at the moment, it is documented and you can see both the work and the crates in Gallery II at the fourth floor in the storage facility, which - as you might know - is accessible for the public (Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen). Kind regards, Els


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This sculpture consists of two cages, one contained inside the other. The space between them forms a narrow corridor. The relationship between space and the human body plays an important role in this work. The piece is experienced completely different from outside and from within. Entering the work is a claustrophobic experience that, in a certain sense, leads to nothing: the inner cage is sealed and inaccessible.

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Title Double Steel Cage Piece
Material and technique Steel
Object type
Installation > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Length 520 cm
Height 216 cm
Width 392 cm
Artists Artist: Bruce Nauman
Accession number BEK 1568 1-37 (MK)
Credits Purchased 1980
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1980
Creation date in 1974
Internal exhibitions Alles kids (2016)
Joseph Beuys en Bruce Nauman (2017)
External exhibitions Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts (2018)
Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts (2018)
Bruce Nauman (2021)
Bruce Nauman (2022)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen @ Rijksmuseum (2023)
Bruce Nauman (2020)
Research Show research Digitising Contemporary Art
Geographical origin The United States of America > North America > America

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Bruce Nauman

Fort Wayne 1941

Bruce Nauman initially studied mathematics at the university of Wisconsin, before studying art at the university of California. In 1965, Nauman stopped painting...

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