tc: temporary contemporary

tc: temporary contemporary

The Bass

Stefan Brüggemann, (THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE), 2001. Black paint. Courtesy of the artist and Yvon Lambert, Paris.
November 1, 2012

Miami Beach, Florida 

tc: temporary contemporary is a temporary, public art program initiated by the Bass Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Miami Beach. It consists of a diverse selection of projects by international artists within Miami Beach’s Arts District, where the city’s most prominent cultural facilities and institutions are located.  Current artists on view include: Susan Philipsz, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Stefan Brüggemann, Michael Linares and Ken Gonzales-Day. The program is intended to activate the urban landscape with art, surprising and engaging residents, visitors and passers-by with outdoor works of art in unexpected places. Sculpture, murals, sound installations, video and other interactive works of art, will interrupt people’s daily routines and encourage thoughtful interactions with the city and its communities. Public art becomes a catalyst to appreciate the unique character of Miami Beach from the Art Deco façade of the Bass Museum to Frank Gehry’s New World Symphony, to the busy streets and boardwalk and the spaces in between.

Currently, tc: temporary contemporary can be found from Lincoln Road to 23rd Street and from Miami Beach to the bay. Current artists featured are: Susan Philipsz with a sound installation titled By My Side 
in Collins Park, Cristina Lei Rodriguez’s  whimsical sculptures are in the Walgreens windows at 23rd and Collins Avenue; a Stefan Brüggemann piece titled (THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE) is on the Bass Museum of Art building façade as well as a Michael Linares installation titled Así las cosas (This being so) and a Ken Gonzales-Day banner installation titled Untitled.

Bass Museum of Art was awarded one of three ArtPlace Grants in the amount of 225,000 USD to be used to execute and promote tc: temporary contemporary. Carol Coletta, Director of ArtPlace recently said, “The Miami projects receiving ArtPlace funding exemplify the best in creative placemaking.” She continues by saying, “They demonstrate a deep understanding of how smart investments in art, design and culture as part of a larger portfolio of revitalization strategies can change the trajectory of communities and increase economic opportunities for people.” 

tc: temporary contemporary is made possible through the support of ArtPlace, National Endowment for the Arts, Knight Foundation and Funding Arts Network, Inc.

About the Bass Museum of Art
Located in Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers a dynamic year-round calendar of exhibitions dedicated to our mission of exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art.  This includes art from our permanent collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, textiles, Apulian Vessel Gallery and Egyptian Gallery.  Artists’ projects, educational programs, lectures, concerts and free family days complement the works on view.  Additionally, the museum opened the Lindemann Family Creativity Center in January 2012.  The center is the home of the museum’s IDEA@thebass program of art classes and workshops.  The museum was founded in 1963 when the City of Miami Beach accepted a collection of Renaissance and Baroque works of art from collectors John and Johanna Bass, the collection was housed in an Art Deco building designed in 1930 by Russell Pancoast. Architect Arata Isozaki designed an addition to the museum between 1998 and 2002 that doubled its size from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet.  Most recently, the museum selected internationally acclaimed Oppenheim Architecture + Design to lead its first phase of design and renovation tied to the 2010 completion of Miami Beach’s Collins Park. Oppenheim redesigned and relocated the museum’s arrival area to flow from and into the new park on Collins Avenue. For more information, please visit Our new mission statement, “we inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art” (approved by the Board of Directors in May 2011).

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 673 7530



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