THE BASS, MIAMI BEACH, ANNOUNCES FALL/WINTER EXHIBITIONS
The Bass announces its exhibition schedule for the fall and winter season, spanning September through December 2023, featuring works from the collection by beloved artists Nam June Paik and Etel Adnan, as well as two new solo exhibitions from Miami-based artist Hernan Bas and Korean-German artist Anne Duk Hee Jordan. Museum visitors can expect inspiring and exciting experiences on topics ranging from climate and conceptualism to technology and social networks.
NAM JUNE PAIK: THE MIAMI YEARS
OCTOBER 4, 2023 – AUGUST 16, 2024
The Bass unveils a new exhibition featuring works by the pioneering Korean American visual artist Nam June Paik (1932 – 2006) that explore his connection to Miami Beach and the surrounding South Florida community. Organized around The Bass’ recent acquisition of Paik’s TV Cello (2003), the exhibition uncovers the little-known history of the artist’s life in Miami Beach while examining the innovative ways he used communication and media technologies in his works. Over the course of 2024, the exhibition will include Notations, a series of works by contemporary artists whose practices further the experimental uses of technology found in Paik’s work.
ETEL ADNAN: PAINTING INTO SPACE
NOVEMBER 24, 2023 – MARCH 17, 2024
Painting into Space presents a selection of work by Etel Adnan (1925 – 2021) centered around The Bass’ recent acquisition of Untitled (2023), a monumental ceramic wall mural based on a sketch completed by the artist in 2020. The exhibition focuses on the interplay of geometric forms—circles, squares, and triangles—redolent in her paintings and underlying the artist’s interests in the spatial environment. Dialogues, a series of exhibitions by artists whose practices explore the boundaries between visual arts and architecture, will be placed in conversation with the legacy of Adnan throughout 2024.
OPENS NOVEMBER 24, 2023
Explore the many possibilities of coming together around contemporary art with Social Assembly. The Bass invites you to engage differently with the museum, offering a communal space for people to informally gather around art and ideas. The multifaceted exhibition is staged in The Bass’ Harrison Gallery, where newly revealed windows expose expansive views of Collins Park, allowing natural light to illuminate the interior. The project serves as a social condenser melding art, design, and architecture. Meet friends, read books, watch videos, drink coffee, listen to music—relaxing, refreshing and regrouping—all in one gallery as part of one exhibition experience. Social Assembly combines the aesthetics of a lounge, coffee bar, café, domestic interior and gallery while inviting museum visitors and regional networks to assemble on their own terms.
HERNAN BAS: THE CONCEPTUALISTS
DECEMBER 4, 2023 – MAY 5, 2024
Hernan Bas: The Conceptualists is an exhibition of paintings that explore conceptual art as a permissive realm for creative behavior and an inviting space for queerness, referring not only to sexual orientation but to the idiosyncrasies peculiar to cultural identities. Miami-based artist Hernan Bas (b. 1978) exhibits 35 paintings, some never before seen in a museum, including his largest canvas to date measuring some 9 by 21 feet.
ANNE DUK HEE JORDAN: I WILL ALWAYS WEATHER WITH YOU
DECEMBER 4, 2023 – JUNE 23, 2024
Korean born, Berlin based artist Anne Duk Hee Jordan (b. 1978) uses videos, installations, sound and kinetic objects to create enveloping environments that draw visitors into dialogue with natural phenomena, technology and art. I will always weather with you, Jordan’s first solo exhibition in the United States, is a multisensory scene that corresponds to the many characteristics of weather. The complex entanglement between nature and technology is of particular resonance in South Florida and Miami Beach, communities that experience storm related events with increasing frequency, power and impact.
Look for special events and more throughout the season as The Bass commemorates its 60th anniversary beginning December 2023. The Bass is proud to continue its 60-year tradition of sharing powerful international contemporary art that excites, challenges and educates audiences, bringing new perspectives to Miami Beach’s diverse cultural context.
These exhibitions are part of the Knight Art Commissions Program funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Kerry Phillips: Between the miraculous and the mundane is also generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support provided by The Cowles Charitable Trust and Miami Salon Group. The exhibitions are curated by Dr. James Voorhies.