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Mika Rottenberg’s self-titled solo exhibition at The Bass presents a selection of work created within the past two years. Through a globally influenced practice, not pinned to nationality, identity or location, Rottenberg blends fiction and humor to illuminate tangible contemporary concerns. Her visceral curiosity, particularly around the female body, combined with a personal interest in labor processes, influences the production of her video and sculptural installations.















 




















 





























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Mika Rottenberg

The Bass, Miami Beach (United States)

07.12.2017 - 30.04.2018


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Exhibition December 07, 2017 - April 30, 2018. The Bass, 2100 Collins Ave - Miami Beach, Florida 33139 (United States). T +1 305 673 7530.



 


 







 











 





 



























 





 











Mika Rottenberg, The Bass, Miami Beach

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2017. All Rights Reserved

Her work often focuses on elucidating the mechanics of late-stage, global capitalism by way of absurd and poetic comparisons. Through architecturally constructed sculpture combined with sensory video experiences, Rottenberg creates immersive scenarios that probe connections between alternate universes and visible reality, calling attention to the tenuous closeness between the real and the absurd. Her works highlight the human body’s relationship to capitalist production, often exploring the actual commodification of bodily possessions, and persons themselves. Similarly, Rottenberg’s kinetic works operate as constructed mechanisms that allude to other-worldly scenes, providing enticing vitality to otherwise mundane, common materials.


The exhibition occupies all galleries comprising the historic building of the museum and features the U.S. debut of several works, including a new variant of the artist’s recent commission for Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017) titled Cosmic Generator (loaded #2). In a parallel gallery, NoNoseKnows (AP) (2015), punctuates the space with a video and sculptural installation that combines fact and fiction, documenting a group of Chinese laborers who harvest pearls from oysters in Zhuji, China, empty high rises near Shanghai, and a fictional set built in the artist's studio in New York. The work first debuted at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).


Mika Rottenberg is organized by Leilani Lynch, Assistant Curator, The Bass.


 










 
















 







Mika Rottenberg, Cosmic Generator, 2017. Video and sculptural installation, dimensions variable, 26:37 minutes; 6 variants, 1AP. © Mika Rottenberg. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York and Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris. This work was commissioned by Skulptur Projekte Münster and was produced with generous support from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Outset and Polyeco.

Mika Rottenberg, Cosmic Generator, 2017. Video and sculptural installation, dimensions variable, 26:37 minutes; 6 variants, 1AP. © Mika Rottenberg. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York and Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris. This work was commissioned by Skulptur Projekte Münster and was produced with generous support from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Outset and Polyeco.