December 2, 2018 - The Bass - The Haas Brothers: Ferngully / Paola Pivi: Art with a view / Aaron Curry: Tune Yer Head
December 2, 2018

The Bass

[1] The Haas Brothers, Uma Worm-an, 2018. Black Icelandic sheep skin, cast bronze beast bench, 87 x 26 x 25.5 in. © The Haas Brothers. Photo: Joe Kramm. Courtesy of the artists, R & Company, New York and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen. [2] Paola Pivi, Art with a view, on view at The Bass. Photo: Attilio Maranzano. Image courtesy the artist and The Bass. [3] Aaron Curry, Tune Yer Head, on view at The Bass. Photo: Zachary Balber. Image courtesy The Bass, Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London, and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

The Haas Brothers
December 5, 2018–April 21, 2019

Paola Pivi
Art with a view
October 13, 2018–March 10, 2019

Aaron Curry
Tune Yer Head
October 13, 2018–April 21, 2019

Curator Culture: December 2, 5–7pm, The Haas Brothers & David Grutman in conversation, moderated by Tom Healy
Press Preview: December 4, 10am–12pm, for Ferngully, registration required*
Art Week Party: December 5, 8–10pm, open to museum members, ABMB, Design Miami/ and UNTITLED VIP cardholders and exhibitors.

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The Haas Brothers: Ferngully
December 5, 2018–April 21, 2019

The Haas Brothers, twins Nikolai and Simon Haas, are artists/designers/creative producers based in Los Angeles. Ferngully presents their first solo museum exhibition through an immersive environment that evokes cycles of renewal and rebirth found in nature. Their works of art and objects are situated between the contexts of art and design, frequently departing from the functional, and moving towards the exclusively sculptural. Their work is often born out of a collaborative process, working with craft guilds and other partners from around the world. They construct an imaginarium made up of monsters, beasts, flora and fauna, positing a link between the inherent functionality of nature through man-made forms.

The Haas Brothers: Ferngully is organized by Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director & Chief Curator along with Leilani Lynch, Assistant Curator, The Bass. The exhibition is generously sponsored by LIFEWTR, and in part by Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, and Funding Arts Network.

Paola Pivi: Art with a view
On view through March 10, 2019

Paola Pivi’s artistic practice is diverse and enigmatic. Her oeuvre appears to have been formed through multiple creative minds. Art with a view at The Bass presents new work by the artist, as well as works from the past 15 years of her practice, including Pivi’s anthropomorphic, feather-covered polar bears; canvases of cascading pearls; video showing fish in flight on a passenger jet; and an 80-piece mattress installation. Each piece poses questions and is defined by its openness to interpretation, through the appropriation of cultural symbols.

Paola Pivi: Art with a view is curated by Justine Ludwig, Executive Director at Creative Time and former Chief Curator at Dallas Contemporary. The presentation at The Bass is organized by Leilani Lynch, Assistant Curator, The Bass. The exhibition is generously sponsored by PHILLIPS. Additional support for the exhibition is provided by PERROTIN and Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London, Hong Kong. Production support provided by Davide Quadrio for Arthub, Shanghai/Hong Kong. The exhibition is supported in part by the Diane W. Camber Exhibition Fund. 

Aaron Curry: Tune Yer Head 
On view through April 21, 2019

Tune Yer Head presents new and recent work by Texas born, LA-based artist, Aaron Curry, surveying the diversity of his practice in terms of materiality and form, highlighting the interplay between painting, sculpture and collage. Curry’s work reads as a dialogue with the artists and creative producers that have influenced him throughout his life. From Modernist artists like Picasso, Picabia and Calder, to cartoonist Basil Wolverton, to BMX and skate culture, Curry draws inspiration from a wide array of sources, which manifest as an explosive mashup of color, texture, and scale on the gallery walls.

Aaron Curry: Tune Yer Head is curated by Leilani Lynch, Assistant Curator, The Bass. The exhibition is generously sponsored by Chloé. Additional support is made possible by Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London, and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

About The Bass
The Bass is Miami Beach's contemporary art museum, founded in 1964. With a mission to present contemporary art to excite, challenge, and edutcate, the exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view, bringing fresh perspectives to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach. The Bass is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information, please visit, or follow The Bass on social media on Facebook or Twitter and Instagram @TheBassMoA.

Exhibitions and programs at The Bass are presented with the support of the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program and Cultural Arts Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

*To register for a press pass, please contact Patrick Reiher at patrick [​at​]

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