Naama Tsabar

Israeli, b. 1982

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Naama Tsabar

Israeli, b. 1982

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Interested in the aesthetics, ethos, and sensuality of rock & roll culture, Naama Tsabar produces unsettling, darkly humorous sculptures and installations using objects like electric guitars, speakers, gaffe tape, liquor, and bed sheets. Tsabar alters and combines these objects in suggestive, surreal ways, sometimes riffing off of the iconic Minimalist cube. She has linked the tops of two identical guitars, creating a perpetual double reflection in Doublecherryburst (2010), constructed a cube out of stage lights and scaffolding in Untitled, Light Cube (2004), and stuffed bed sheets into liquor bottles in Sweat (1) (2009). As she explains: “I am using the recognizable, the cliché, the kitsch element, the thing that you recognize the minute you see it. Then when you distort it—there is a gap there. That gap is what I am interested in.”

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Biography

Interested in the aesthetics, ethos, and sensuality of rock & roll culture, Naama Tsabar produces unsettling, darkly humorous sculptures and installations using objects like electric guitars, speakers, gaffe tape, liquor, and bed sheets. Tsabar alters and combines these objects in suggestive, surreal ways, sometimes riffing off of the iconic Minimalist cube. She has linked the tops of two identical guitars, creating a perpetual double reflection in Doublecherryburst (2010), constructed a cube out of stage lights and scaffolding in Untitled, Light Cube (2004), and stuffed bed sheets into liquor bottles in Sweat (1) (2009). As she explains: “I am using the recognizable, the cliché, the kitsch element, the thing that you recognize the minute you see it. Then when you distort it—there is a gap there. That gap is what I am interested in.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Performa, and 2 more
Shows Featuring Naama Tsabar
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Jun 27th, 2018
It’s All Play, No Work, and a Legendary Hotel for Frieze Projects 2014
May 3rd, 2014
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