Naama Tsabar, Melody of Certain Damage #22, detail, 2022 / Photo Elisheva Gavra
Naama Tsabar: Estuaries
Apr 12 – Sep 22, 2024
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
Berlin, Germany

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 focuses on three bodies of work with wall and floor works that also function as musical instruments and can be activated by the audience. The performance, created especially in the exhibition, is developed in close collaboration with a group of female identifying or gender non-confirming musicians and performers from Berlin and New York. With the use of felt in connection with sound, Naama Tsabar corresponds with works by Joseph Beuys, which are also shown in parallel in the Kleihueshalle. The exhibition is the first in a series of contemporary presentations in dialogue with the presentation of Beuys’ works in the collection.

The performances on the opening weekend are an integral part of the exhibition. Naama Tsabar, in collaboration with musicians and performers from New York and Berlin, will develop a composition that will be performed in the exhibition and musically activate the works on display from the series Works On Felt, Inversions and Melodies of Certain Damage. The entire exhibition space will become a resonating space in which the audience can move freely around the performers.

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