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Past Event Naama Tsabar: Live Performance

Two similar looking people, wearing white shirts and black pants, are struggling to play a silver double sided guitar. Their heads touch and it appears to mirror one another.

Naama Tsabar, Untitled #3 (from the Double Face Museum Series), 2016, Photographer: Kris Graves, Courtesy of the artist

Join us for a live performance by artist Naama Tsabar, whose work is featured in our current exhibition Fantasy America. Motivated by her film Stranger, Tsabar and sonic collaborator Kristin Mueller negotiate the use of an instrument made from two attached chromed plated electric guitars. The musicians will explore the use of the object both separately and together, resulting in a dance that moves through gentle and violent states. Tsabar pushes against gender norms, especially those that privilege male musicians, to examine female empowerment and liberation.

Naama Tsabar (b. 1982, Israel) lives and works in New York. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2010. Solo exhibitions and performances have been presented at the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Art and Design, The High Line Art, Nasher Museum, Kunsthuas Baselland, Palais De Tokyo, Prospect New Orleans, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art, among others. Selected group exhibitions include The Jewish Museum of Belgium, Ballroom Marfa, and Greater New York at MoMA PS1. Tsabar has been featured in ArtForum, Art In America, ARTnews, the New York Times, New York Magazine, Frieze, Bomb Magazine, and Whitewall.

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Fantasy America is presented by Bank of America and generously supported by Artis; the Arts, Equity, & Education Fund; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Fine Foundation, the Sheila Reicher Fine Foundation; Richard King Mellon Foundation; Joshua Hagen & Todd Kratofil; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network.