ARMITAGE GONE! DANCE: FABLES
Watch this interview with famed choreographer Karole Armitage, Artistic Director of Armitage Gone! Dance, located on Mana Contemporary's 4th-floor.
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FUTURE RENOVATIONS AT MANA CONTEMPORARY
The marketing director of Mana Contemporary Art Center, Kendall Tichner, takes us on a tour through the plans for future renovations at Mana.
INTRODUCING: MANA CONTEMPORARY CHICAGO
Nick Wylie and Micha Lang talk about the construction and future of the new Mana Contemporary Art facilities in Chicago.
EUGENE LEMAY STRATA IN COLLABORATION WITH SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS
Artist Eugene Lemay creates his own filter using his "Strata" series in collaboration with Shen Wei Dance Arts
THE CRATE SHOP
The head of Mana Crate Shop, Gene Thompson, takes us through the process Mana Contemporary's in-house, museum-grade custom crates shop goes through to ensure protection for fine art.
THIRD RAIL PROJECTS RESIDENCY
Third Rail Projects, led by Artistic Directors Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett is dedicated to reframing dance and performance and bringing art to the public through an array of media and within a variety of contexts including site-specific performances, dance theater, installation art, video and multi-media projects, and immersive performance environments.
JASON JAWORSKI & BOOKDUMMYPRESS
Mana Contemporary's behind the scenes look at Jason Jaworski's exhibition "Thinking of You" at bookdummypress.
DAVID LEVINTHAL: HITLER MOVES EAST
While a graduate student at Yale University in the 1970s, American photographer David Levinthal discovered the powerful potential of a curious subject: toys. This lead to his January 2015 exhibition— "Hitler Moves East" —at Mana Contemporary.
MAKING OIL PAINT AT THE FLORENCE ACADEMY OF ART
The Florence Academy of Art US student at Mana, Dustin Adamson shows us how he makes his own oil paint.
SHOJA AZARI & SHAHRAM KARIMI: MAGIC OF LIGHT
Mana Contemporary presents, in collaboration with Leila Heller Gallery, Shoja Azari’s "Magic of Light," a solo show in the first floor gallery by the internationally renowned artist and filmmaker.
SPONTANEOUS PLASTIC BAG BALLET
This video is an homage to trash, to mistakes, to destruction and to rising above it all. Pairing found footage with video shot on the Mana Contemporary grounds, Sam Mendez's "Spontaneous Plastic Bag Ballet" highlights these beautiful human mistakes.