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The Art Newspaper in Conversation with Naama Tsabar

Naama Tsabar: ‘Shoes are kind of an underdog’

The artist is always seeking new ways to heighten awareness and curiosity in viewers so they begin to sense forces they would not normally perceive. By cutting into gallery walls and equipping them with sensors, microphones, strings and speakers, she upends the typical functioning of the white cube as a space for passive visual contemplation. For the artist, such interventions push at and expand the boundaries of how a work of art—and an art space—should function. Read the conversation between the artist and Benjamin Sutton here.

ARTnews Review – Naama Tsabar ‘Perimiters’ at the Bass Museum, Miami

Naama Tsabar Wants Viewers to Challenge the Expected Museum Experience: ‘If You Push Your Own Boundaries You’re Rewarded’

Sound travels through mysterious channels in Naama Tsabar’s latest exhibition, “Perimeters,” on view at The Bass in Miami through April 16. For the show, the Israeli-born, New York–based artist will occupy the museum’s galleries with new, site-specific iterations of four bodies of work. Tsabar’s art occupies an intersection of sculpture, performance, and architecture that will transform the museum itself into a playable instrument.

Following a year in lockdown, the collaborative nature of “Perimeters” has been immensely fulfilling for Tsabar. “I came out of that year with the realization that presence of the body is so important,” she told ARTnews. “Then, our bodies were in danger and the danger. But intimacy is essential, I don’t want to retract from it, I want to fight for it.” Read the full article by Tessa Solomon here