Please go to Art 21. (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) Find Bruce Nauman and read his biography. Other links will lead you to slideshows and interviews with the artist. Then watch the video clips before answering the following discussion question:
Nauman works in a variety of media.
•How do you think the use of varied media affects his view of himself as an artist as well as other people’s view of him as an artist?
•Is it important for society to be able to categorize an artist? Why or why not?
•Discuss Nauman’s statement: “Whatever I was doing in the studio must be art.” Is this statement different from “If I am in the classroom, then whatever I am doing must be educational”? Explain your reasoning.