Bass Museum of Art Reception For New Exhibit UNNATURAL 9/8/12

Bass Museum of Art Reception For New Exhibit UNNATURAL
UnnaturalSaturday, Sept. 8, 2012, 7 to 10 p.m.
8 p.m. walk-through with the artists
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Bass Museum of Art invites art aficionados to mingle over complimentary cocktails and live music during the upcoming opening reception for its newest exhibit, UNNATURAL, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 from 7 to 10 p.m. This special event will include a walk-through tour with the curator, Tami Katz-Freiman, and several featured artists from 8 to 8:30 p.m.  The reception is free to members and basspass holders, and $10 for non-members.  Live beats will be spun by DJ Terence Tabeau, and  complimentary valet parking will be provided.  
UNNATURAL presents scientific, romantic, conceptual, poetic, sensual and ecological concepts of nature through a variety of strategies that reflect advances in technology in the 21st century. The artists selected for UNNATURAL come from diverse cultural backgrounds, with a majority being Israeli-born. The artists’ work in a wide range of media, including video, photography, sculpture and installation, blurring the boundaries between traditionally represented nature and culture.
Artists confirmed to attend the reception include: Meirav Heiman and Yossi Ben Shoshan, Michal Shamir, Hilja Keading, Blane De St. Croix, Samantha Salzinger, Antony Aziz + Samuel Cucher and Wendy Wischer.
UNNATURAL runs through Nov. 4, 2012. Regular Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Interviews with exhibit curator Tami Katz-Freiman, or Silvia Karman Cubina, Executive Director and Chief Curator for Bass Museum of Art, are available upon request.

Tami Katz-Freiman is an art historian, curator and critic, based in Miami. Until recently, she served as the Chief Curator of the Haifa Museum of Art (2005-2010). She has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions in prominent museums in Israel and the US, where she lived and worked between 1994 and 1999. Her most notable project in collaboration with the Bass Museum was Desert Cliché: Israel Now—Local Images, a traveling exhibition co-curated with Amy Cappellazzo that debuted at the Bass Museum of Art on April 1997. Between 2008 and 2010, she was teaching at the Art History Department at Tel Aviv University and at the International Curatorial Studies Program of the Kalisher Art School in Tel Aviv. She has published extensively in books, catalogues and magazines devoted to contemporary art. Her most recent exhibition Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India (co-curated with Rotem Ruff) is currently shown at the Herta and Paul Amir new building of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

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