tc: temporary contemporary presents
DEC 7, 2015 – JAN 31, 2016
Of the 27 large scale sculptures and installations featured in Art Basel Miami’s Public sector, the Bass Museum of Art has retained 14 works for its public art program tc: temporary contemporary. The sculptures and installations by international and emerging contemporary artists will be on view in the public park through the end of January.
Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of the Public Art Fund, who served as curator of Public, selected the works under the theme Metaforms, examining how artists conceptually and physically reimagine objects or symbols to add new layers of significance to the familiar in order reveal unexpected truths.
tc: temporary contemporary is a public art program initiated by the Bass Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Miami Beach. This program seeks to activate the the museum exterior and the adjacent Collins Park with art, surprising and engaging residents, visitors and passers-by with outdoor works of art. Sculpture, murals, sound installations, video and other interactive works of art, interrupt people’s daily routines and encourage thoughtful interactions within the community. Public art becomes a catalyst to appreciate the unique character of Miami Beach, the Art Deco façade of the Bass Museum and the gardens, lawns and pathways of Collins Park.
tc: temporary contemporary is an ongoing project, as works of art explore interactions and relationships: to an environment, to a site and to each other. This general theme includes the nuances of communication and interactivity, as well as our physical relationship to architecture. The topography of the city is pointed to, redrawn and redefined by some projects. Others convey a sense of surprise via displacement, where seemingly common objects in public space are not what they appear. A number of projects are designed to promote new, vibrant meeting places for social interactions in the community.
To view tc: temporary contemporary projects, please click below: