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Naama Tsabar – National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Germany

12 Apr — 22 Sep 2024

Naama Tsabar

12.04.2024 to 22.09.2024
Hamburger Bahnhof – National Gallery of the Present

Naama Tsabar’s art overcomes the boundaries of sculpture, music, performance and architecture: The Hamburger Bahnhof presents the installation and performance artist with her first institutional solo exhibition in Germany.

The exhibition includes four work complexes with participatory wall and floor works that can also be activated by the audience as instruments. The music performance conceived for the exhibition is a collaboration with musicians from Berlin and New York who identify as women or are gender non-conforming. With the use of felt and sound, Tsabar refers to Joseph Beuys , whose works are being shown in parallel in the Kleihueshalle. The exhibition is the start of a series of contemporary presentations in dialogue with the collection presentation of Beuys’ works.

Naama Tsabar (born 1982, lives and works in New York) uses her interactive works to explore hidden spaces and systems, redefine gender-specific narratives and shift the viewing experience to a moment of active participation. Her sculptures and installations can be used by the audience or as instruments in collaborative performances. In the transformative process between sculpture and instrument, between form and sound, the intimate, sensual, physical potential of her works can be experienced. By collaborating with local groups of female or non-binary performers, Tsabar opens up new spaces of feminist and queer history.


The performances on the opening weekend are an integral part of the exhibition. Naama Tsabar will work with musicians and performers from New York and Berlin to develop a composition that will be performed in the exhibition and will musically activate the works on display from the series “Works On Felt”, “Inversions” and “Melodies of Certain Damage”. The entire exhibition space will become a resonance space in which the audience can move freely around the performers.

Composed and performed by Julia Biłat, Gabriela Burdsall, Arone Dyer, Tatiana Heuman, Naïma Mazic, Rasha Nahas, Avishag Cohen Rodrigues, Sarah Strauss, Naama Tsabar

  • Friday, April 12, 2024: 7 and 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024: 7 and 8 p.m.

Tickets are available via Reservix.

In cooperation with Friends of Good Music Berlin e. V. Supported by Artis.


Accompanying the exhibition is the fourth edition of the Hamburger Bahnhof catalogue series, published by Silvana Editoriale Milano.


The exhibition is curated by Ingrid Buschmann, research associate at Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart.

A special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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