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MIKA ROTTENBERG: OPENING RECEPTION

MIKA ROTTENBERG: OPENING RECEPTION

This reception is open to museum members, Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami/ VIP cardholders and exhibitors.

Mika Rottenberg’s self-titled solo exhibition at The Bass presents a selection of work created within the past two years. Her work often focuses on elucidating the mechanics of late-stage, global capitalism by way of absurd and poetic comparisons. The exhibition occupies all galleries comprising the historic building of the museum and features the U.S. debut of several works, including a new variant of the artist’s recent commission for Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017) titled Cosmic Generator. In a parallel gallery, NoNoseKnows (Artist Variant) (2015), punctuates the space with a video and sculptural installation that combines fact and fiction, documenting a group of Chinese laborers who harvest pearls from oysters in ZhuJi, China, empty high rises near Shanghai, and a fictional set built in the artist studio in New York. The work first debuted at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).

Mika Rottenberg (b. 1976, Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and works in New York. Rottenberg’s work has been exhibited internationally at: Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 (Münster, Germany), The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk, Denmark), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France), the Venice Biennale (2015), the Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel), Magasin III (Stockholm, Sweden), FRAC Languadoc-Roussillon (Montpellier, Canada), Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, United Kingdom), M – Museum Leuven (Leuven, Belgium), De Appel Arts Centre, (Amsterdam, Netherlands), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, United States), La Maison Rouge (Paris, France), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, Germany), and MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York, United States). Her work was also included in the Taipei Biennial (2014), the 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013), the Whitney Biennial (2008), and the Cuban Biennial (2000). Her works are held in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Magasin 3, Murakami Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

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To RSVP, please email [email protected] Please note, all attendees will be required to show either a museum membership card or an ABMB or Design Miami/ VIP or exhibitor card. If you are a member of the media, please contact Julia Rudo at [email protected]


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Mika Rottenberg is sponsored in part by Funding Arts Network and Citizens Interested in Arts. Additional support provided by Gander & White and Logic Art Fine Art Services. The exhibition is also presented with the support of the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program and 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, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Image: Mika Rottenberg, Cosmic Generator, 2017. Video and sculptural installation. Dimensions variable. Duration: 26 minutes, 37 seconds, 6 variants, 1AP. © Mika Rottenberg. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York and Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris. This work was commissioned by Skulptur Projekte Münster and was produced with generous support from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Outset and Polyeco.