Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
Invalidenstraße 50 - 51
10557 Berlin

Naama Tsabar

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

The exhibition focuses on three bodies of work with wall and floor works that also function as musical instruments and can be activated by the audience. The performance, created especially in the exhibition, is developed in close collaboration with a group of female identifying or gender non-confirming musicians and performers from Berlin and New York. With the use of felt in connection with sound, Naama Tsabar corresponds with works by Joseph Beuys, which are also shown in parallel in the Kleihueshalle. The exhibition is the first in a series of contemporary presentations in dialogue with the presentation of Beuys’ works in the collection.

Naama Tsabar (b. 1982, Israel, lives and works in New York) reveals hidden spaces and systems in her interactive works, re-defining gendered narratives and shifting the viewing experience to a moment of active participation. Her sculptures and installations can be played upon by the audience or in collaborative performances. In the transformational process between sculpture and instrument, between form and sound, the intimate, sensual, corporeal potential of her works becomes tangible. By collaborating with local groups of performers defined as female or non-binary, Tsabar is writing a new feminist and queer history of fluency.

For further information see Naama Tsabar in Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart (


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