Past Public Program

Naama Tsabar performance

Artis Presents

June 24–28, 2009

New York City
X Initiative
548 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10011

Link: Performance Video

For the No Soul for Sale closing performance at X Initiative, Naama Tsabar collaborated with eight New York City musicians to create an installation / lo-fi performance of a new musical piece titled Composition 8. Each musician was a sound source and specifically positioned to create a minimalist visual installation. Musicians included Yva Lasvegas of Yva Lasvegass and formerly Sweet 75, Kelly Irene Corson of the Art of Shooting, Michael Berryhill of the Diagonals, Or Zubalsky of Juviley, Zachary Cooper of Cream Ale Kidz, Jessica Segall of Pesach, Dan Timmons and Jun Hou.

No Soul for Sale–A Festival of Independents brought together 40 independent forces from around the world that uniquely animate contemporary art (not-for-profit organizations, alternative institutions, artists’ collectives and independent enterprises). From June 24–28, all floors of X Initiative were utilized by the groups to simultaneously present art, music, performances, and publications.

Participants included: Artis Contemporary Israeli Art Fund (New York and Tel Aviv), Ballroom (Marfa), BizArt/Arthub (Shanghai/Hong Kong), DISPATCH (New York), Empty Purse Publications (New York), Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado (Lisbon), FLUXspace (Philadelphia), Galerie im Regierungsviertel/Forgotten Bar Project (Berlin), Hermes und der Pfau (Stuttgart), K 48 (New York), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris), Kling&Bang (Reykjavík), L’Appartement 22 (Rabat), Latitudes (Barcelona), LAXART (Los Angeles), Light Industry (Brooklyn), Lucie Fontaine (Milan), Migrating Forms (New York), Mousse Magazine (Milan), Next Visit (Berlin), Not An Alternative (Brooklyn), Office for Contemporary Art Norway (Oslo), Participant Inc. (New York), Rhizome (New York), STARSHIP (Berlin), Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York), Studio Film Club (Trinidad), Supportico Lopez (Berlin), Surasi Kusolwong (Thailand), Swiss Institute (New York), TART (San Francisco), The Mountain School of Arts (Los Angeles), Thisisnotashop (Dublin), Transformer (Washington, D.C.), Via Farini (Milan), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), WAGE Artists (New York), White Columns (New York)