Grasping a concept without a start or finish might puzzle some people. But that’s precisely the point behind a new show at the Bass Museum of Art, where a group of artists is tackling the ephemeral nature of time. “TIME” presents a cross section of international and local talent exploring, well, the concept of time itself. The new show features mediums such as painting, photography, video, sculpture, objects of design, and performance. Spanning the gap between the Bass’ historical collection and contemporary culture, selections include an installation investigating the transformative nature of time by local Hernan Bas called A Queer and Curious Cabinet. Bas has created a cabinet room to display aging artifacts from his personal collection that have become rare curios with time’s passage. Likewise, Miami’s Manny Prieres’ It was a Pleasure to Burn presents a series of book covers that were once censored and judged to be dangerous but have been embraced by later generations. And as the countdown to Art Basel continues, Romania-based artists Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus will use the museum’s collection to reenact works from art history in live performances.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 2. Continues through Feb. 23, 2013