Untitled (Without), 2020
Polyester Ripstop fabric with color stitching, grommets
38.5 x 96 in (unframed)
Edition of 5
Ballroom Marfa is pleased to offer Untitled (Without) a limited edition flag by Naama Tsabar. The editioned work of five, is a smaller iteration of the exhibition flag, running 8 ft. tall by 3 ft wide. The effect remains the same–we see a long piece of fabric with a rectangular cut-out. Where we expect to see a flag, we instead see empty space. With closer inspection, the flag is made of white strips of fabric that are sewn together with colored stitches. The colors derive from the LGBTQIA+ Progress Pride Flag, an updated version of the iconic LGBT Rainbow Flag. Untitled (Without) suggests that perhaps identity is far more subtle than the bold symbols and objects that attempt to represent us.
Tsabar’s Untitled (Without) exhibited in Marfa included Ruptures (Opus 1), 2019, a sound work including several voices of women singing, sighing, groaning, and breathing. Ruptures (Opus 1)explores the female musical voice as a “historically expressive anomaly, a place where a disruption of the patriarchal order happens under the cover of beauty and melody,” says the artist.
Ballroom is thrilled to present limited edition flags by artists Lisa Alvarado, Jeffrey Gibson, Byron Kim, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Hank Willis Thomas, Naama Tsabar, and Cecilia Vicuña based on their original commissions for the exhibition unFlagging.
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