Mana BSMT presents:
That’s not it
Curated by Alex Czetwertynski
August 19–September 2, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 5PM–12AM
That’s not it is a group exhibition that plays with our need to categorize art practices, but insists on the “tip of the tongue” moment we all feel when confronted with the endless range of the so-called “post-new media art.” Spread across the entire basement level of Mana Contemporary, the show uses Mana’s versatile studio environment as exhibition space, combining works that range from interactive sound work to machine vision and moving light sculptures. Featuring guest artists as well as BSMT artists-in-residence, and framed in the context of the Mana BSMT’s New Media Program, That’s not it wraps digital practices in a loose net, but falters when asked: “what is it?”
Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Dave & Gabe
opening reception Performances (RSVP to attend)
This exhibition is supported by
About Alex Czetwertynski
Alex Czetwertynski is a digital artist and curator working in the fields of creative technology, interactive, and media arts. His practice includes large-scale immersive experiences, for which he designs and engineers interaction, motion and physical presence. Born in Belgium, he graduated from the University of Paris IV La Sorbonne with a Masters in Philosophy. Czetwertynski is the curator of Day for Night, a new kind of festival that combines headlining musicians with immersive art installations, transforming live music production by introducing new sensory experiences. He has collaborated with artists such as Doug Aitken, Jessica Mitrani, threeasfour and Orlan. His work has been shown at the Jewish Museum and the FIAF in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Théâtre de la Cité in Paris, the Confort Moderne in Poitiers, Mana Contemporary in New Jersey, the Museum of Literature in Warsaw and the Museum Ludwig in Budapest. He is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. To learn more, visit alexczetwertynski.com.
About Mana BSMT
Mana BSMT is a collaborative hub for artists, with private and semi-private studios, and open-plan workspaces. Occupying the entire lower part of Mana Contemporary’s headquarters in New Jersey, half of this 100,000-square-foot space is reserved for the BSMT New Media Program (NMP), BSMT Residencies, and Mana Residencies. The other half is available for rent to artists who seek a collective experience. To learn more, visit manabsmt.com.
About the Mana BSMT New Media Program
Established by BSMT Director Grace Franck, the Mana BSMT New Media Program (NMP) is a community-based residency dedicated to supporting the next generation of new media artists. Through ongoing support in Mana’s two-million square-foot campus, the program aims to foster innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship, and present exhibitions and programming at the intersection of art, design, and technology.
Alex Czetwertynski, Photoperiod, 2015
Yeseul Song, Glow Box, 2017
Vincent House, Fluid Structure, 2017
Matthias Brown, Human Error, 2017
Jakob Steensen, Terratic Animism, 2017