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Commemorate The Bass’ 60th Anniversary During Miami Art Week

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

Commemorate The Bass’ 60th anniversary during Miami Art

Week with exciting events, exhibitions and activities taking place December 3 - 10. To learn more, visit: www.thebass.org/events.


MIAMI ART WEEK AT THE BASS | EXHIBITIONS:


HERNAN BAS: THE CONCEPTUALISTS

ON VIEW MON DEC 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 exhibits 35 paintings, some never before seen in a museum, including his largest canvas to date measuring some 9 by 21 feet. Visit www.thebass.org/art for details.


Hernan Bass, The Conceptual artist #2 (the ice sculptor: he exclusively carves objects which hold ice), 2021. Acrylic on linen. 72 × 60 × 1.75 in. Courtesy of Maurice & Paul Marciano / Maurice & Paul Marciano Art Foundation. Photography by Silvia Ros. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London.


Hernan Bas, Conceptual artist #32 (A conceptual purist, his work requires a willing ear to evidence the ideas he conjures at the Absinthe Bar), 2022. Acrylic and water bases oil on linen. 108 × 168 in. Courtesy of Ostillo, Austin, Texas. Photography by Silvia Ros. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London.


Hernan Bas, Conceptual artist #26 (his coveted 'sea-fan-fans' bring a calming ocean breeze to any interior), 2023. Acrylic on linen. 84 × 72 × 1.33 in. Collection of Jessica Kreps & Adam Rothenberg, New York. Photography by Silvia Ros. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London.



ANNE DUK HEE JORDAN: I WILL ALWAYS WEATHER YOU

ON VIEW MON DEC 4, 2023 – JUNE 23, 2024


Korean born, Berlin based artist Anne Duk Hee Jordan 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, a theme of particular resonance to South Florida communities that experience storm related events with increasing frequency, power and impact. Visit www.thebass.org/art for details.


Anne Duk Hee Jordan, I will always weather with you (2023).3-channel color video, 4-channel sound, 17:20 min., video scenography by overlapping, sound composition by Perera Elsewhere and sound mix by Giovanni Conti. Commissioned by The Bass, courtesy of the artist and Alexander Levy.


SOCIAL ASSEMBLY: WELCOME TO THE MUSEUM

ON VIEW SUN DEC 3, 2023 – OCT 26, 2024


Explore the many possibilities of coming together around contemporary art as The Bass invites you to engage differently with the museum, offering a communal space for the public to informally gather with art and each other. The multifaceted exhibition 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. Learn more at www.thebass.org/art.


ETEL ADNAN: PAINTING INTO SPACE

ON VIEW FRI NOV 24, 2023 – MAR 17, 2024


Beginning Friday November 24, 2023, and on view through March 17, 2024, The Bass presents Etel Adnan: Painting Into Space, featuring the premiere of a monumental wall mural set alongside additional works by the Lebanese-born artist. Focusing on the intersections of painting and architecture that informed Adnan’s career, Painting Into Space presents a selection of works centered around The Bass’ recent acquisition of Untitled (2023), a monumental ceramic wall mural based on a sketch completed by the artist in 2020. Learn more at www.thebass.org/art.


NAM JUNE PAIK: THE MIAMI YEARS

ON VIEW THRU AUG 16, 2024


Beginning Wednesday October 4, 2023, and on view through August 16, 2024, The Bass presents Nam June Paik: The Miami Years, a new exhibition featuring works by the Korean American visual artist. Nam June Paik: The Miami Years offers a close examination of the little-known history of the artist’s life in Miami Beach while exploring the innovative ways he used communication and media technologies in his work. Learn more at www.thebass.org/art.


Installation view of Nam June Paik: The Miami Years (2023). Photography by Zaire Aranguren. Image courtesy of The Bass, Miami Beach.


WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

ON VIEW THRU OCT 6, 2024


From social networks and digital databases, to supply chains and weather systems, we are—in fact—all connected now. The Bass’ text-based neon sculpture We Are In This Together by Tavares Strachan serves as a lens through which to consider the social, economic, and technological dependencies of a globalized world.


MIAMI ART WEEK AT THE BASS | EVENTS:


EXTENDED MUSEUM HOURS DAILY SUN DEC 3 - SUN DEC 10 | 10 AM – 6 PM (EXCEPT WED DEC 6 | 10 AM - 5 PM)


Beginning Sunday December 3 through Sunday December 10, The Bass is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM. The museum is open from 10 AM to 5PM on Wednesday December 6. The Bass is closed on Monday and Tuesday December 11 and 12 and returns to regular operating hours at noon on Wednesday December 13. Visit www.thebass.org/art-week for details.


THE BASS HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

DAILY SUN DEC 3 - SUN DEC 10 | 2 PM


Enjoy a free daily guided tours during Miami Art Week and explore the museum’s exhibitions, public art projects and architecture. Tours are included with the cost of admission and last about 45 minutes. Visit www.thebass.org/art-week for details.


CURATOR CULTURE |

A CONVERSATION WITH STUART COMER, BARBARA LONDON AND LEGACY RUSSELL

WED DEC 6 | 9 AM DOORS OPEN, 10 AM TALK


Coinciding with the launch of The Bass’s yearlong exploration of the concept of “networks,” this conversation offers an opportunity for audiences to look back—and forward—with leading voices in contemporary art at milestone moments in art and technology, and the impact the contemporary exhibition has on writing art history through the production, presentation and distribution of the moving image—video, digital, Internet, augmented and virtual reality. Visit www.thebass.org/curator-culture to learn more.

MIAMI ART WEEK | FREE COMMUNITY DAY

SUN DEC 10 | 10 AM – 6 PM


Celebrate Miami Art Week at The Bass and the launch of our 60th Anniversary Season with FREE museum admission all day from 10 AM to 6 PM. Visit www.thebass.org/art-week for details.


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. For more information, please visit www.thebass.org/ or follow us on social media @TheBassMoA. Contact press@thebass.org for media requests.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program. Hernan Bas: The Conceptualists is presented with support by PHILLIPS. Additional support is provided by Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Lehmann Maupin, PERROTIN and Victoria Miro. Ann Duk Hee Jordan: I will always weather with you are part of the Knight Art Commissions Program funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; and with special thanks to Alexander Levy. Nam June Paik: The Miami Years is generously supported by Art Bridges. Social Assembly: Welcome to the Museum is presented with support from Maestro Dobel; and with special thanks to Nina Johnson. Etel Adnan: Painting Into Space is presented with support by Sevan Bicakci. Curator Culture is presented thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. All exhibitions are curated by Dr. James Voorhies.


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; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and The Bass membership.


ABOUT THE BASS

Celebrating its 60th Anniversary Season, The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Its mission is to create connections between international contemporary art and its diverse audiences. The museum shares the power of contemporary art through experiences that excite, challenge and educate. Recognized for organizing major exhibitions and commissioned art projects by mid-career and established contemporary artists, it’s exhibition and education programs encompass a wide range of media and artistic points of view, that bring fresh perspectives to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach, as well as to international audiences.


Founded in 1964 by the City of Miami Beach by a private collection donation by John and Johanna Bass, the museum opened in what was formerly the Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center, a 1930s Art Deco building designed by Russell Pancoast. It is currently housed in this historic building, which later added an Arata Isozaki/David Gauld expansion. The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view, bringing fresh perspectives to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach. The Bass is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Silvia Ross & The Bass

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