A special exhibition at the Nationalgalerie – Berlin State Museums
Naama Tsabar's art overcomes the boundaries of sculpture, music, performance and architecture: Hamburger Bahnhof presents the installation and performance artist with her first institutional solo exhibition in Germany.
The exhibition presents three work complexes with participatory wall and floor works that can also be activated sonically by the audience as instruments.
The music performance designed for the exhibition is created in collaboration with musicians from Berlin and New York who define themselves as women or who are gender non-conforming. With the use of felt and sound, Tsabar refers to Joseph Beuys, whose works are being shown at the same time in the Kleihueshalle.
The exhibition is the start of a series of contemporary presentations in dialogue with the collection presentation of Beuys' works.
Naama Tsabar (born 1982, Israel, lives and works in New York) opens up hidden spaces and systems in her interactive works, redefines gender-specific narratives and shifts the viewing experience to a moment of active participation. Her sculptures and installations can be used as instruments by the audience or in collaborative performances. In the transformational process between sculpture and instrument, between form and sound, the intimate, sensual, physical potential of her works becomes tangible. By collaborating with local groups of female or non-binary performers, Tsabar opens up new spaces of feminist and queer history.
The exhibition is curated by Ingrid Buschmann, research assistant at Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Aktuell.
Accompanying the exhibition is the fourth edition of the Hamburger Bahnhof catalog series, published by Silvana Editoriale Milano.