there's a bruce nauman exhibition at the berkeley art museum right now, and i was wondering if you guys have any opinions about him.
personally, i think overrated. sure he's done some revolutionary things, but some revolutions shouldn't happen. his question of "what is art" is quite valid, but his answer "whatever an artist does in his studio," which has reverbated throughout his career, is simplistic, to say the least.
and, more importantly, it doesn't hit me where art should, it doesn't shake my core, like art like this could.