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Cassi Namoda
& Nikita Gale
Acquisition Gift to PAMM
Miami 2018

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Cassi Namoda at Ghebaly Gallery, NADA Miami 2018

NADA and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) are pleased to announce the selection of the second annual NADA Acquisition Gift for PAMM, an acquisition gift for the museum’s permanent collection. The museum has selected “Sasha and Zamani’s Tropical Romance” by Mozambique-born, Los Angeles-based artist Cassi Namoda from Ghebaly Gallery, and “An Abundant Loss” by American visual artist Nikita Gale from Reyes Projects.

Nikita Gale works with boundaries present in music, architecture, and protest. Her sculpture work, comprised of steel, concrete, foam, and towels, explores the concept of noise, and how these materials have the capacity to both create and cancel out sound. In “Sasha and Zamani’s Tropical Romance” (2018), Cassi Namoda depicts two distinct East African conceptions of time personified as women. Sasha stands for sequential time, defined by the transition of present into past, while Zamani is limitless and eternal time.

The NADA Acquisition Gift for PAMM provides funding for PAMM curators María Elena Ortiz and Jennifer Inacio to acquire an artwork for the museum’s permanent collection, which features international modern and contemporary art from the U.S. Latino experience, the African diaspora, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

“The quality of work at NADA was astonishing and made our selection really hard. After much consideration, we decided that the two chosen works—by the two strong female voices Nikita Gale and Cassi Namoda—will bring important dialogues to our collection,” said Jennifer Inacio, PAMM Assistant Curator and María Elena Ortiz, PAMM Associate Curator.

About the Acquisition Gifts

The NADA Acquisition Gift is an initiative designed to enhance the relationship between museums and the fair’s international roster of exhibiting galleries and artists – as well as an opportunity for NADA to support and engage with the art institutions of Miami and New York in new and dynamic ways.

New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) has partnered with the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA) to provide acquisition gifts for the museum’s permanent collections selected from NADA Miami and NADA New York.