January 2023

Open Storage ♻️ Bass Museum Collection

09JANAll DayOpen Storage ♻️ Bass Museum Collection


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Open Storage presents over seventy works from the museum’s collection, comprising recent contemporary acquisitions, objects on view for the first time in a decade, as well as works exemplifying the Renaissance, Baroque and Modern periods. Facilitating dialogues across time, Open Storage reflects the thematic and chronological breadth of The Bass’ collection.

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Contemporary works of varying media, including photography and painting by artists such as Sanford Biggers, Alex Israel and Zanele Muholi, draw connections with paintings and three-dimensional works from the 16th-19th centuries. These works also span geographic areas among the North and South American, European and African continents. Installed in dense, salon-style groupings, the works explore themes pervasive throughout art history into the present day, including portraiture and the construction of identity, maternity and the divine feminine, and depictions connecting spiritual and everyday life. Ever-present in the display and interpretation of these works are the questions: Who is being depicted? By whom? For whom? Open Storage provides a sampling of the myriad figures and identities -real or imagined- that have been rendered by artists over time. These works leave us to question whose image may not be represented and imagine what future portraits may look like.

Leilani Lynch

Curator Bass Museum https://mocanomi.org/2020/05/moca-check-in-leilani-lynch/ Leilani Lynch is Curator at The Bass, Miami Beach. She has organized recent solo exhibitions with Naama Tsabar, Mika Rottenberg, Karen Rifas, and Aaron Curry, in addition to co-organizing exhibitions with Abraham Cruzvillegas, Haegue Yang, Pascale Marthine Tayou, and Paola Pivi. Before joining The Bass’ curatorial team in 2015, she was Exhibitions Project Manager at Locust Projects, Miami. Lynch has participated on panels and lectures for STPI – Creative Workshop, Singapore, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, ArtTable, and ICOM, and served on juries for the Association of Art Museum Curators, Oolite Arts, FL, The Hopper Prize, and others. She holds a BA in Art History from University of California, Berkeley and an MAS in Curating from Zurich University of the Arts.


The Bass Museum of Art

The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of contemporary art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition program. The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach.
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