The Bass Museum Unveils Ugo Rondinone’s Miami Mountain

Words by Elena Scarpa
November 2, 2016

The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, announces 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 will take place during Art Basel Miami Beach on Wednesday, November 30.

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