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Perimeters

NAAMA TSABAR
Perimeters

Opening late November 2021, The Bass presents Perimeters, an exhibition of new and site-specific work by Israeli born, New York-based artist Naama Tsabar. Offering the potential for activation and performance throughout, the exhibition centers on Tsabar’s most recent series, Inversions, presenting new iterations of four bodies of work that Tsabar has explored from 2006 to the present.

Naama Tsabar works at the intersection of architecture and music, showing viewers how sound moves both through and beyond walls and buildings. She often makes large-scale collaborative performances, sculptures and installations that can be played by musicians and visitors alike. For Perimeters, Tsabar will fuse elements from sculpture, music, performance and architecture and transforms the museum itself into a playable instrument

Tsabar’s interactive works expose hidden spaces and systems, reconceive normative gendered narratives and shift the viewing experience from passive observation to one of active participation. Using sound holes, instrument parts and microphones, Tsabar draws attention to the muted and unseen, propagating sound through space and sculptural form. Exploring the relationships between sculpture and instrument, as well as form and sound, Tsabar’s work lingers on the intimate, sensual and corporeal potentials within these transitional states. By collaborating with local communities of female-identifying and gender non-conforming performers, Tsabar contributes to feminist and queer discourses through movement, sound and space.

The exhibition begins with artwork created through destruction. Citing iconic moments in rock performance history, as well as Auto-Destructive art, Tsabar’s Melody of Certain Damage works are made by smashing guitars in her studio, documenting where the pieces fall and meticulously creating new string configurations for the fragmented instruments. Transforming the destroyed object into a newly playable instrument, Tsabar co-opts an action that embodies the male-dominated legacy of rock and roll: the breaking of a guitar first popularized by The Who’s lead guitarist Pete Townshend. However, by dislocating the violence of the destructive act and only showing viewers the scattered fragments, Tsabar presents the remains in a reimagined form that emphasizes reconstruction and repair after trauma.

A new work by Tsabar similarly gives sculptural form to acts and movement performed by the artist. The work, October 13 2019 – July 5 2021 (2021), is comprised of a pair of shoes fused with a working metronome. The shoes were worn by the artist during the fixed period of time encompassed in the title. Together, the metronome’s steady tempo and the shoes’ visible wear embody what the artist describes as, “a diary of time and body movement.” The even beat of the metronome recalls a clock, memorializing a record of the artist’s movements during a specific time as a type of portrait.

Another installation is Twilight (Gaffer Wall), a wall specific installation first exhibited by Tsabar in 2006, and then again in 2017. The work is a curved wall covered in strips of gaffer tape, the same tape used to mask and stabilize cables on stages and productions around the world. The utilitarian material, often associated with unseen backstage labor, moves from its functionally hidden location on the floor to a wall, where it becomes the focus as a sort of nocturnal night veil and transitional space.

Tsabar’s Inversions series uses the intermediate spaces within and between walls and architecture to reference sound holes and the craftsmanship of instrument building. Acoustic studies have proven that the sonic power of an instrument resonates strongest at the perimeters of its opening, known as a sound hole. This sonic phenomenon led to the design evolution of musical instruments, like the violin and guitar, while also leading to the exhibition’s title and Tsabar’s continued experimentation with sound-making structures. Embedded into walls, each work opens a space behind the wall that can be activated by both museum-goers and performers.

Depending on the work, activation comes through strumming hidden string elements, singing or the penetration and movement behind the walls to produce a sonic outcome. Tsabar’s most recent Inversions’ installations are activated by motion, rather than touch. The sonic vocabulary emanating from these structures are derived from female vocalists, asserting the power and beauty of the female voice within the exhibition space.

The exhibition uses the pervasiveness of sound and the acoustic effect of perimeters to suggest strength at the periphery rather than at the center, a politically-charged and timely concept. Perimeters encompasses works that embody polarities: destruction/creation; absence/void, presence/occupation and singularity/collectivity. Tsabar’s sensuous works require a certain intimacy, where visitors and performers must reach into the wall or crouch on the floor to interact with the sculptural and sonic forms, at once creating a personal experience, while also becoming part of a collective and symphonic experience as additional viewers activate the other works in the installation.

Tsabar’s works probe the power structures inherent to museums, symbolically breaking through institutional barriers for participation by both artists and visitors by inviting women and gender non-conforming performers and visitors to permeate and penetrate the museum’s architectural structures. Together, these gestures subvert and breakdown historical efforts to control behaviors and prioritize certain populations while excluding others, all of which have been tenets of museums since their inception.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Naama Tsabar (b. 1982, Israel) lives and works in New York City. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2010. Solo exhibitions and performances have been presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Museum of Art and Design (New York), The High Line Art (New York), Nasher Museum (North Carolina), Kunsthaus Baselland (Basel, Switzerland), Palais De Tokyo (Paris, France), Prospect New Orleans (NOLA), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), The Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art (Israel), MARTE-C (El Salvador), CCA Tel Aviv (Israel), Faena Buenos Aires (Argentina), Frieze Projects New York, Kasmin Gallery (New York), Dvir Gallery (Israel and Brussels), Spinello Projects (Miami) Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles). Selected group exhibitions include The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Jewish Museum of Belgium, Ballroom Marfa, Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Elevation 1049 Gstaad (Switzerland), TM Triennale (Hasselt Genk, Belgium), ‘Greater New York’ 2010 at MoMA PS1 (New York), Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (Belgium), The Bucharest Biennale for Young Artists (Romania), Hessel Museum of Art at CCS Bard (New York), Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), ExtraCity (Antwerp, Belgium). Tsabar’s work has been featured in publications including Artforum, Art in America, ArtReview, ARTnews, The New York Times, New York magazine, Frieze, Bomb Magazine, Art Asia Pacific, Wire, and Whitewall, among others.

Images: Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 3), performance and installation views, CCA Tel Aviv. Image courtesy of CCA Tel Aviv. Photo credit Eyal Agivayev. Inversion #1, Inversion # 2, image courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian.
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Led by teaching artist Paloma Dueñas, these multidisciplinary and sensory sessions are designed for toddlers to learn basic concepts of art and artists through the exploration of art and music. Through the child’s motivation to explore and create, the class provides an opportunity to work through behaviors, bond with their caregiver, and help with the transition from home into a kindergarten environment.

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Led by teaching artist Paloma Dueñas, these multidisciplinary and sensory sessions are designed for toddlers to learn basic concepts of art and artists through the exploration of art and music. Through the child’s motivation to explore and create, the class provides an opportunity to work through behaviors, bond with their caregiver, and help with the transition from home into a kindergarten environment.

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In 2010 Paloma created PalomARTS Inc, encompassing the multidisciplinary aspect of her artistry into all the different services and possibilities of her art work. Paloma works in music therapy to children of all ages and has been a dedicated educator at The Bass for over 9 years.

Get to know her through her Instagram @palomarts!

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Led by teaching artist Paloma Dueñas, these multidisciplinary and sensory sessions are designed for toddlers to learn basic concepts of art and artists through the exploration of art and music. Through the child’s motivation to explore and create, the class provides an opportunity to work through behaviors, bond with their caregiver, and help with the transition from home into a kindergarten environment.

The Bass is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of all participants by restricting classroom occupancy and following all CDC safety protocols.

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In 2010 Paloma created PalomARTS Inc, encompassing the multidisciplinary aspect of her artistry into all the different services and possibilities of her art work. Paloma works in music therapy to children of all ages and has been a dedicated educator at The Bass for over 9 years.

Get to know her through her Instagram @palomarts!

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Led by teaching artist Paloma Dueñas, these multidisciplinary and sensory sessions are designed for toddlers to learn basic concepts of art and artists through the exploration of art and music. Through the child’s motivation to explore and create, the class provides an opportunity to work through behaviors, bond with their caregiver, and help with the transition from home into a kindergarten environment.

The Bass is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of all participants by restricting classroom occupancy and following all CDC safety protocols.

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In 2010 Paloma created PalomARTS Inc, encompassing the multidisciplinary aspect of her artistry into all the different services and possibilities of her art work. Paloma works in music therapy to children of all ages and has been a dedicated educator at The Bass for over 9 years.

Get to know her through her Instagram @palomarts!

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Led by teaching artist Paloma Dueñas, these multidisciplinary and sensory sessions are designed for toddlers to learn basic concepts of art and artists through the exploration of art and music. Through the child’s motivation to explore and create, the class provides an opportunity to work through behaviors, bond with their caregiver, and help with the transition from home into a kindergarten environment.

The Bass is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of all participants by restricting classroom occupancy and following all CDC safety protocols.

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MEET THE INSTRUCTOR!

PALOMA DUEÑAS
Instructor | Bass Babies

In 2010 Paloma created PalomARTS Inc, encompassing the multidisciplinary aspect of her artistry into all the different services and possibilities of her art work. Paloma works in music therapy to children of all ages and has been a dedicated educator at The Bass for over 9 years.

Get to know her through her Instagram @palomarts!

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A weekly art program is designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities. Each week, students will learn about colors, shapes, patterns, numbers and letters while exercising free expression which aides in problem solving, assists in decision-making and provides a creative outlet for early learners.

Led by teaching artist Paloma Dueñas, these multidisciplinary and sensory sessions are designed for toddlers to learn basic concepts of art and artists through the exploration of art and music. Through the child’s motivation to explore and create, the class provides an opportunity to work through behaviors, bond with their caregiver, and help with the transition from home into a kindergarten environment.

The Bass is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of all participants by restricting classroom occupancy and following all CDC safety protocols.

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MEET THE INSTRUCTOR!

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Instructor | Bass Babies

In 2010 Paloma created PalomARTS Inc, encompassing the multidisciplinary aspect of her artistry into all the different services and possibilities of her art work. Paloma works in music therapy to children of all ages and has been a dedicated educator at The Bass for over 9 years.

Get to know her through her Instagram @palomarts!

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Sunday, November 6
Brunch at The Bass: Jamilah Sabur

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Saturday, January 28
Brunch at The Bass: Adrian Villar Rojas

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Saturday, March 18
Brunch at The Bass: Phraseology

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Brunch at The Bass: Kerry Phillips

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Thursday, October 20
Maria Martinez-Cañas: Revelations

In this musical performance, IlluminArts will explore the layers of meaning beneath, within and beyond the new works Maria Martinez-Cañas created for her exhibition, Absence Revealed at The Bass.

The works comprising Absence Revealed came about through two recent personal events in Martinez-Cañas’ life: the loss of her mother and the chance finding of her Miami home’s original wallpaper while renovating. The works highlight physical and emotional processes of excavation: the act of revealing and uncovering, as well as the surfacing of pain, loss and absence. Martinez-Cañas created these works by collaging items from her personal archive of found objects, including materials that the artist’s mother had taken from Cuba during her exile in 1960, actively engaging with the ideas of memory and loss.

The musical program will be performed twice during the evening of October 20th for the Miami Beach Culture Crawl and includes 10 new improvisations by internationally renowned cellist, Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir, as well as songs by Tania Léon, Gilda Lyons, Hector Campos Parsi, Joseph Schwantner, Leo Brouwer, Heitor Villa-Lobos and more.

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Thursday, October 20
DJ Mauricio Parra

 

Every third Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Miami Beach comes alive with culture. This Culture Crawl at The Bass, groove to the energizing beats of superstar DJ Mauricio Parra for a special musical performance in the Lindermann Courtyard.

Musician, percussionist and DJ Mauricio Parra is known for his unique energetic style and enthusiastic stage presence. For over 18 years Mauricio has been playing at the hottest clubs and events in Paris, New York, South Beach, Stockholm, Mexico City and many other cities around the world. A true artist who embodies the soul of music, he has moved both Latin and American audiences on Univision and at MTV events.

Enjoy free museum admission from 6 – 9PM and performances by DJ Mauricio Parra in the Courtyard.

 

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Thursday, November 17
Culture Crawl | Free Admission - November 17

Every third Thursday The Bass opens its doors at sunset for City of Miami Beach’s monthly Culture Crawl. Enjoy current exhibitions as well as long-term view exhibitions with complimentary admission, plus free trolley service is provided to all participating destinations throughout the evening.  Learn more at the City of Miami Beach’s official Culture Crawl webpage.

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Thursday, December 15
Culture Crawl | Free Admission - December 15

Every third Thursday The Bass opens its doors at sunset for City of Miami Beach’s monthly Culture Crawl. Enjoy current exhibitions as well as long-term view exhibitions with complimentary admission, plus free trolley service is provided to all participating destinations throughout the evening.  Learn more at the City of Miami Beach’s official Culture Crawl webpage.

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Thursday, January 19
Culture Crawl | Free Admission - January 19

Every third Thursday The Bass opens its doors at sunset for City of Miami Beach’s monthly Culture Crawl. Enjoy current exhibitions as well as long-term view exhibitions with complimentary admission, plus free trolley service is provided to all participating destinations throughout the evening.  Learn more at the City of Miami Beach’s official Culture Crawl webpage.

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Thursday, February 16
Culture Crawl | Free Admission - February 16

Every third Thursday The Bass opens its doors at sunset for City of Miami Beach’s monthly Culture Crawl. Enjoy current exhibitions as well as long-term view exhibitions with complimentary admission, plus free trolley service is provided to all participating destinations throughout the evening.  Learn more at the City of Miami Beach’s official Culture Crawl webpage.

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Thursday, March 16
Culture Crawl | Free Admission - March 16

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Thursday, April 20
Culture Crawl | Free Admission - April 20

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Thursday, May 18
Culture Crawl | Free Admission - May 18

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Sunday, September 25
Family Day: DONT GO, A Sign-Making Playground

Join us on the last Sunday of every month for free museum admission and fun-filled art activities for kids and families.

This Family Day The Bass and O,Miami! partner for DONT GO: A Sign-Making Playground, hosted by artist Erin Thurlow.

Artist Erin Thurlow created the outdoor sculpture DONT GO, located near the main entrance to The Bass, to mimic a crosswalk sign but signal something more. Kids and families are invited to work with the artist and make their own signs while discussing how artwork uses language and authoritative voice.

Enjoy free admission to the museum all day on the last Sunday of every month, and from 2 – 4 PM participate in The Bass’ Family Day. Our free, monthly IDEAS program is created to engage families with children of all ages in activities that encourage conversation, exploration and experimentation through art. Activities include an in-person art making in Collins Park and/or the Creativity Center with art materials provided to participants.

Participants are encouraged to display their piece on Instagram tagging the @thebasscreativitycenter!

 

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Sunday, October 30
Family Day: Things That Go Bump!

Join us on the last Sunday of every month for free museum admission and fun-filled art activities for kids and families.

Gather your little ghosts and ghouls this Family Day as The Bass partner’s with Miami Children’s Chorus (MCC) for a very special Halloween Sing-Along performance!

“Things That Go Bump” is a Halloween family sing-along presented by MCC during Family Day at The Bass Museum. The event draws inspiration for the museum’s new exhibit Phraseology which features works that place text and language in a central role of the art. Led by MCC’s Minuet & Allegro choir, people of all ages can join in the spooky singing fun to explore how composers use musical elements to bring out the meaning of text and draw out emotions.

Enjoy free admission to the museum all day on the last Sunday of every month, and from 2 – 4 PM participate in The Bass’ Family Day. Our free, monthly IDEAS program is created to engage families with children of all ages in activities that encourage conversation, exploration and experimentation through art. Activities include an in-person art making in Collins Park and/or the Creativity Center with art materials provided to participants.

Participants are encouraged to display their piece on Instagram tagging the @thebasscreativitycenter!

 

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Wednesday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 28
Teen Studio Art Sessions - Photography and Mindfulness

Participants will learn about the practice of integrating mindfulness and photography. Specifically, participants will learn natural light exposure techniques to use through mindful walking practices. Successful completion of the course will provide students with tools and knowledge to either begin or continue their photography portfolio.

* This course requires participants to bring their own iPhone or Android, however, we do have loaner devices available. Loaner device requests must be made in advance, same day requests may not be fulfilled.

Class meets weekly for 3, 90-minute sessions.
September 14, September 21, September 28, 2022
$105

Museum members (Family/Dual & above): $90

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Wednesday, October 5 - Wednesday, October 26
Teen Studio Art Sessions - Figure Drawing

A professional art educator will provide demonstrations and assistance on technique, concept development, unique drawing styles and art-making materials through student choice-based projects. The teaching artist will mentor students and provide an individualized learning experience for optimal portfolio and audition preparedness in figure drawing. Professional grade art materials are included.

Class meets weekly for 4, 90-minute sessions.
October 5, October 12, October 19, and October 26, 2022
$140
Museum members (Family/Dual & above): $120

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Wednesday, November 2 - Wednesday, November 16
Teen Studio Art Sessions - Painting

Refining observational and representational skills and learning essential painting techniques, teens will explore the qualities of line, shape, and color, while developing their artistic vision and painting skills. Subject matter will vary, and include still life, landscapes, and architecture. The teaching artist will mentor students and provide an individualized learning experience for optimal portfolio and audition preparedness in painting. Professional grade art materials are included.

Class meets weekly for 3, 90-minute sessions.
November 2, November 9, and November 16, 2022
$105
Museum members (Family/Dual & above): $90

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Wednesday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 28
Teen Studio Art Sessions - Photography and Mindfulness

Participants will learn about the practice of integrating mindfulness and photography. Specifically, participants will learn natural light exposure techniques to use through mindful walking practices. Successful completion of the course will provide students with tools and knowledge to either begin or continue their photography portfolio.

* This course requires participants to bring their own iPhone or Android, however, we do have loaner devices available. Loaner device requests must be made in advance, same day requests may not be fulfilled.

Class meets weekly for 3, 90-minute sessions.
September 14, September 21, September 28, 2022
$105

Museum members (Family/Dual & above): $90

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Wednesday, October 5 - Wednesday, October 26
Teen Studio Art Sessions - Figure Drawing

A professional art educator will provide demonstrations and assistance on technique, concept development, unique drawing styles and art-making materials through student choice-based projects. The teaching artist will mentor students and provide an individualized learning experience for optimal portfolio and audition preparedness in figure drawing. Professional grade art materials are included.

Class meets weekly for 4, 90-minute sessions.
October 5, October 12, October 19, and October 26, 2022
$140
Museum members (Family/Dual & above): $120

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Wednesday, November 2 - Wednesday, November 16
Teen Studio Art Sessions - Painting

Refining observational and representational skills and learning essential painting techniques, teens will explore the qualities of line, shape, and color, while developing their artistic vision and painting skills. Subject matter will vary, and include still life, landscapes, and architecture. The teaching artist will mentor students and provide an individualized learning experience for optimal portfolio and audition preparedness in painting. Professional grade art materials are included.

Class meets weekly for 3, 90-minute sessions.
November 2, November 9, and November 16, 2022
$105
Museum members (Family/Dual & above): $90

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Saturday, December 11 - Saturday, July 29
The Bass Highlights Tour

Guests will explore various highlights of the collection, the museum’s architecture and current exhibitions both inside and outside of The Bass through an interactive guided tour. Trained educators who facilitate engaging discussions will provide behind-the-scenes experience of The Bass and activities to further engage your experience with art. This tour is included with cost of museum admission and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

 

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Naama Tsabar: Perimeters is curated by Leilani Lynch. Perimeters is part of the Knight Art Commissions Program funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional support provided by the Funding Arts Network; Dr. Frayda B. Lindemann and The Lindemann Charitable Foundation II; Artis (www.artis.art); and The Cowles Charitable Trust.

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit KF.org.

The Bass is generously funded by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and The Bass membership.