Mana Contemporary is leading a
Against the Trump Administration’s
the Arts (NEA)
JOINING FORCES: Bass Museum of Art, Brooklyn Rail, Clocktower, Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF), Gary Lichtenstein Editions (GLE), International Center of Photography (ICP), International Sculpture Center (ISC), Walter De Maria Archives, National Academy Museum, and Mana artists of its Chicago, Miami, and New Jersey communities.
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At Mana Contemporary’s
Spring 2017 Open House
Sunday, April 30, 2017
1PM – 6PM
Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) presents:
Chittrovanu Mazumdar: undated Nightskin
April 30 – August 26, 2017
In undated Nightskin, Indo-French artist Chittrovanu Mazumdar explores the creation and erasure of memory through his installations. The contrast between illumination and darkness forms a central axis in his work, which is punctuated by a sense of disembodiment and meditations on the subjective experience of time.
Middle Eastern Center for the Arts (MECA) presents:
In Between: Contemporary Iranian Art (Part I)
April 30 – August 26, 2017
In Between includes works by established Iranian artists living in the U.S. who reflect on their host culture. The show aims to stimulate conversation, inspire creativity, and increase understanding of contemporary art between Iran and the U.S.
Mana Urban Arts Project presents:
Olek: Good News
April 22 – April 30, 2017
Mana Urban Arts Project presents Good News, a large-scale installation by Olek, which hangs outside Mana’s Foundry building. A crochet mural, the artist has rendered the front page of a future New York Times issue, dated April 22, 2020. Quite the opposite of the lamentable reports that saturate today’s news, Olek’s issue of the Times delivers only positive headlines—“good news.”
Raha Raissnia, Nadir 2, 30 minutes
For Nadir 2, the artist creates a performance piece using projectors, super-16mm film, 35mm slides, and hand-painted double screens. Accompanied by Panagiotis Mavridis on his homemade instruments, the piece serves as an extension of her canvas paintings. Raissnia’s work is also on view in In Between, an exhibition of contemporary Iranian art in Mana’s fifth floor gallery.
Matthias Brown, Falling Faces, 13:40 minutes
A live painting performance in conjunction with an algorithmic projection to complete Brown’s installation piece, Falling Faces—which is on view in Surface, the exhibition in Mana’s BSMT gallery.
Dan Tepfer, Acoustic Informatics, 60 minutes
In an exceptional melding of man and machine, Tepfer uses the Yamaha Disklavier CFX piano to bring together his world-class pianism with his background in physics and programming.
1PM – 6PM
Apostrophe NYC's Base 12 Pop-up
Apostrophe NYC's Base 12 artists will be activating the BSMT courtyard with a pop-up exhibition that will exhibit twelve new works, transforming the site into a gallery for the afternoon.
1PM – 6PM
First Floor, Viewing Room
ProjectArt Pop-up: Kids Space
ProjectArt is pleased to present an afternoon of kid-friendly, creative activities. Young artists are invited to contribute to a community mural and attend one of the hour-long workshops!
2PM – 5PM
CAROLE A. FEUERMAN
International Sculpture Center (ISC) presents:
TASK Party with Oliver Herring
Created by artist Oliver Herring, TASK is an improvisational event with a simple structure and very few rules. TASK’s flow and momentum depends on the tasks written and interpreted by its participants.
Litvak Contemporary presents:
Imaginary Spaces: Works by Elad Kopler and Itamar Freed
Through May 14, 2017
Using different mediums, contemporary Israeli artists Itamar Freed and Elad Kopler create multilayered fictitious landscapes that are timeless and unplaceable, leaving the viewer unsure of what is real and what is manufactured.
ALSO ON VIEW
January 21 – May 31, 2017
October 18, 2015 – August 1, 2017
Andy Warhol: The Original Silkscreens
In collaboration with DASMAXIMUM
September 25, 2016 – August 1, 2017
John Chamberlain: Photographs
September 25, 2016 – April 1, 2018
GARY LICHTENSTEIN EDITIONS AT MANA
Janette Beckman: New Silkscreens
March 8 – May 31, 2017
ACADEMY OF ART
Drawn to Life: Celebrating the Tradition of the Academic Nude
February 4 – May 5, 2017
Han Youngsoo: Photographs of Seoul 1956 – 63
February 24 – June 9, 2017
Jonathan LeVine Projects
Arts & Droids
Complimentary shuttle service will depart every half hour from Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011) from 12:30PM to 4PM. Returning shuttles from Mana will run every half hour from 2PM to 7PM.
Images (left to right)
Installation view of Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Manifesto, 2014. Courtesy of 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai.
Installation view of Olek, Good News, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016. Copyright Olek.
Tala Madani, Spill, 2006. Courtesy of Jane Lombard Gallery, New York.
Dan Tepfer, Canon in Ten Voices, 2017.
ProjectArt. Image courtesy of ProjectArt.
Hayden Zezula, Emit, 2017. Photo by John Berens.
Janette Beckman, Run DMC Pioneers of Hip Hop 1988, 2017.
Installation view of Arnulf Rainer. Photo by John Berens.
Augustus Vincent Tack, 1894.
Andy Warhol, Skulls, 1976.
Han Youngsoo, Academy Theatre, Taepyeongno, Seoul, Korea, 1959. Copyright Han Youngsoo Foundation.
John Chamberlain, Untitled, 1989–2002, from the Widelux series. Edition 9/9.