OCCUPY MANA
Closing Reception

12–6PM
Saturday, December 16

Main Building
888 Newark Ave

Glass Gallery
10 Senate Place


SCHEDULE

12–2PM
Panel Discussion

2:15–3:30PM
Poetry Reading

3:45–5PM
Tomas Vu & Rirkrit Tiravanija Performance 

5:15–6PM
Optipus Performance

OCCUPY MANA, Closing Reception

Mana Contemporary and the Brooklyn Rail are proud to present a day of programming and events on the closing day of OCCUPY MANA: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy (Year 1) and Friends in Solidarity (Year 1).

In celebration of the unique collaboration, Mana and the Brooklyn Rail will host a panel discussion, poetry reading, and performances with the exhibiting artists of OCCUPY MANA. The event is free and open to the public.

A Rail Curatorial Project led by Phong Bui of the Brooklyn Rail, OCCUPY MANA focuses on artists whose practice interrogates the contemporary social climate, including issues surrounding immigration, the environment, human rights and equality, foreign relations, among others, ultimately drawing attention to art as it functions as a lens for better understanding the time in which we live.


Schedule

12–2PM
Panel Discussion
Mana Theater, Main Building

David Brooks, Deborah Kass, Shirin Neshat, Clifford Ross, Meg Webster, and Diana Wege join Phong Bui in conversation to discuss the social, political, and environmental concerns at the core of Artists Need to Create on the same Scale that Society has the Capacity to Destroy. 


2:15–3:30PM
Poetry ReadinG
Mana Theater, Main Building

A Reading for the Dia Anthology Readings in Contemporary Poetry, edited by Vincent Katz, with Bruce Andrews, Anselm Berrigan, Robert Fitterman, Alan Gilbert, John Giorno, Nada Gordon, Bob Holman, Jerome Sala, Mónica de la Torre, Anne Waldman, and Lewis Warsh.


3:45–5PM
Tomas Vu & Rirkrit Tiravanija Performance
Glass Gallery

Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija's musical performance and screen printing press from their collaboration Mañana Is A Question.

5:15–6PM
optipus performance
Mana Theater, Main Building

Optipus performs "The Liquid Owl," a live multi-projection and sound performance composed by Bradley Eros and performed with other sound and visual members of the collective. The work combines original and found imagery including hand-painted slides, Super 8mm and 16mm films, video, overhead and liquid projections with original music and sound. Live Visuals by: Bradley Eros, Lary Seven, Joel Schlemowitz, Katherine Bauer, Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Alison Nguyen, Lily Jue Sheng, Rachael Guma, Genevieve H-K, Gill Arno, Scott Kiernan. Sound by: Victoria Keddie, Richard Sylvarnes, Gabriel Guma, Zach Layton, Mia Theodoatus, Masami Tomihisa, Michael Evans, Matt Mottel. With contributions by: Antonia Kuo, Sarah Halpern, Tim Geraghty, Simon Liu.