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Contemporary art – and what does that have to do with me? – Bruce Nauman

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And: Action! Do you want to get creative and learn more about the artists? Examine an artwork closely and discuss it with others? The ActioncARTs provide plenty of impulses for getting stuck into art, whether practically or in conversation, whether in the museum, at home or at school. From painting and photography to concept art, fashion, street art and subculture, the ActioncARTs provide not only pupils with a playful approach to the exciting world of contemporary art! And sometimes it is closer to our own world than we realize.


„From the beginning I was trying to see if I could make art […] that was just there all at once. […] like getting hit in the back of the neck. You never see it coming; it just knocks you down. I like that idea […] the kind of intensity that doesn’t give you any trace of whether you’re going to like it or not.“ – Bruce Nauman


The ActioncARTs are a project of the MPZ in close cooperation with Museum Brandhorst. The cards are available online and will soon also be available here at the museum for school classes to take with them.

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Artwork: "Beating With a Baseball Bat" from Bruce Nauman
Bruce Nauman Beating With a Baseball Bat, 1986 yes Ground floor