A five-member international committee gave the award, honoring "Bruce Nauman: Topological Garden" last week.
The exhibit showcases Nauman’s 40-year career, and includes his work in neon, video, installation, performance, and sculpture. The exhibit is on display in three different areas of the U.S. Pavilion, in a park that includes 29 international pavilions making up Biennale’s center.
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"The word I've heard is that you really must see all of it," said Adam D. Weinberg, director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, about the three-venue Nauman show. Having viewed the portion in the U.S. Pavilion, he said, "It still seems really edgy."