design miami/ vip cardholders and exhibitors are invited to celebrate the opening of the haas brothers: ferngully at the bass, miami beach’s contemporary art museum. the artist/ designer duo based in los angeles present works that are situated between the contexts of art and design. ferngully, their first solo museum exhibition, incorporates furniture and sculptural objects that explore themes of nature, sexuality, nostalgia and social equity.
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the bass museum presents the haas brothers’ first solo museum exhibition, ferngully. the exhibition of new and recent work by the la-based designers explores the precarity and regenerative possibilities of the natural environment. ferngully, named after a 1992 animated film of the same title, invites visitors into a utopic setting that exemplifies the haas brothers’ return to nature through design.
blurring the lines between art and design, the haas brothers’ body of work frequently subverts the materiality of its media, departing from the functional, and moving towards the exclusively sculptural. ferngully takes form as an immersive installation comprising diverse elements such as beadwork, ceramics, velvet, and blown glass. woven tree trunks with copper leaves and blown glass coconuts illuminate biomorphic, sculptural seating elements and velveteen cacti. a padded floor evoking a forest floor, along with subdued lighting further evince a sumptuous, yet fragile environment.
where have all the utopias gone? | featuring the haas brothers & david grutman
the bass museum is pleased to announce the return of curator culture on sunday, 2 december 2, 2018 at 5 pm, featuring the haas brothers and david grutman. join the haas brothers on the occasion of their first solo museum exhibition, ferngully, opening december 5, cultural impresario david grutman and host tom healy for a conversation about finding joy, having fun and creating hope in our challenging times.
moderated by writer and activist tom healy, the curated conversations are centered around a universal question – what is really worth our time to look at, listen to, touch, taste or talk about? the series aims to bring together unexpected pairings of artists, engineers, musicians, writers, chefs, gamers, political activists, art curators, athletes and others who influence the way we look at and experience the world. curator culture is presented thanks to a grant from the john s. and james l. knight foundation, as part of its knight arts challenge.