"The evening, which included performances by the Miami Symphony Orchestra and pianist Lola Astanova, marked the first look at Mana Miami's current slate of programming, an impressive trifecta of exhibitions drawn from major public collections: "A Sense of Place," from the holdings of major Miami patron Jorge M. Pérez; "Everything You Are I Am Not," from the Tiroche DeLeon collection, and "Made in California" from Frederick R. Weisman's Art Foundation.
Representatives from all three collections addressed the crowd, which included Entourage actor Adrian Grenier, with Pérez noting that Mana has been able to "blend the best of business and the best of art."
In talking to Mana Contemporary president Eugene Lemay, the truth of that statement quickly becomes apparent. Hosting three wide-ranging museum-quality exhibitions at once would normally be a monumental task, but Mana has an easy in: "We store about 1,000 collections," explained Lemay. "We have the data, so we go to them.""
December 2, 2015
The Mana Contemporary Miami Art Week Preview. Photo: courtesy BFA.