Naama Tsabar featured at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

June 3 – September 11, 2022

Naama Tsabar / Matrix 189
MELODIES OF CERTAIN DAMAGE (OPUS 6)

ON VIEW JUNE 3 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut

Curated by Patricia Hickson

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Spanning sculpture, photography, performance, and sound, Naama Tsabar creates objects that function as both artworks and musical instruments. New works from Tsabar’s “Melody of Certain Damage” series are on view in the MATRIX gallery where Tsabar installed site-specific works comprised of broken then restrung electric guitars. The Wadsworth’s dedicated video gallery features two single-channel videos by Tsabar: Untitled (Babies) (2008) and Stranger (2017).

 

Tsabar’s project marks a return of performance art to the MATRIX program. Over more than four decades, the program has featured notable performance artists, including Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Laurie Anderson, Andrea Fraser, Janine Antoni, and now Tsabar.

 

Events and talks will be hosted at the museum throughout the exhibition, including a talk between Tsabar and Laurie Anderson. The exhibition culminates in a closing weekend performance of Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 6) where Tsabar will be joined by local women and gender-nonconforming musicians from the Greater Hartford community. Like the art world, the music field is traditionally gendered male and through her feminist, political, and urgent work, Tsabar confronts these equality issues.

 

Live Performances

Melodies of Certain Damage
September 10 and 11

 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Artist Talk: Naama Tsabar / Matrix 189
Thursday, June 2
6 PM
Curator Talk with Patricia Hickson
Thursday, July 21
1 - 2 PM
Matrix Past and Present: Naama Tsabar and Laurie Anderson in Conversation
Thursday, August 4
6 - 7 PM
Second Saturdays for Families: Sight and Sound
 Saturday, August 13
 12 - 2 PM
June 3, 2022