Miami Mountain by Ugo Rondinone unveiled by The Bass

Installation image of Miami Mountain by Ugo Rondinone, commissioned by The Bass, Miami Beach. Collection of The Bass, purchased with The Bass Acquisition Fund. Photo by Matt Nelson. Courtesy of the artist and The Bass, Miami Beach.
Installation image of Miami Mountain by Ugo Rondinone, commissioned by The Bass, Miami Beach. Collection of The Bass, purchased with The Bass Acquisition Fund.
Photo by Matt Nelson. Courtesy of the artist and The Bass, Miami Beach.

The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum has announced the arrival and unveiling of Ugo Rondinone’s Miami Mountain, newly installed in the southeast corner of Collins Park in Miami Beach. Mediating between geological formations and abstract compositions, Rondinone’s Miami Mountain consists of five, Nevada-sourced limestone boulders, each boasting a different fluorescent color, stacked vertically to a total of 41 feet high. Commissioned by The Bass, Miami Mountain is the latest work in Rondinone’s mountain series and the first of its kind to be acquired by a museum.

The work extends Rondinone’s long-running interest in natural phenomena and their reformulation in art. The new sculpture is the newest addition to the museum’s permanent collection, commissioned and acquired through The Bass Acquisition Fund, and part of the museum’s most recent acquisition initiative dedicated to international contemporary art. An unveiling celebration and press conference will take place during Art Basel Miami Beach on Wednesday, November 30th.

“Art has the power to inspire and activate a community,”

comments Executive Director Silvia Karman Cubiñá.

“With Miami Mountain, The Bass presents our collection beyond the walls of the museum, to be enjoyed by Miami Beach residents and visitors, and to engage with every passerby.”

Visit the museum’s Facebook page for documentation of the installation process at www.facebook.com/TheBassMoA

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