Spring 2017
Open House

Sunday, April 30, 2017
1PM – 6PM

Please note: The Richard Meier Model Museum will be open until 5PM today.

SHUTTLE SERVICE
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.

Performances
Raha Raissnia
Nadir 2
30 minutes
2:30PM, Mana Theater

Matthias Brown
Falling Faces
13:40 minutes
3:30PM, Mana BSMT

Dan Tepfer
Acoustic Informatics
60 minutes
4:30PM, Mana Theater

Free admission with RSVP

 

Mana Contemporary is leading a

Nationwide Protest
Against the Trump Administration’s
Threat to
the National
Endowment for
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

 

EXHIBITION OPENINGS

GALLERY 3
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.

GALLERY 5
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.

EXTERIOR
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.”


2:30PM
MANA THEATER
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.

3:30PM
MANA BSMT
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.

4:30PM
MANA THEATER
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.

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1PM – 6PM
MANA BSMT
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
STUDIO (488)
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.

First Floor,
Project Space

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

MANA BSMT
Surface
January 21 – May 31, 2017

AYN FOUNDATION
Arnulf Rainer
October 18, 2015 – August 1, 2017

GALLERY 1
Andy Warhol: The Original Silkscreens
In collaboration with DASMAXIMUM

September 25, 2016 – August 1, 2017

GALLERY 2
John Chamberlain: Photographs
September 25, 2016 – April 1, 2018

GARY LICHTENSTEIN EDITIONS AT MANA
Janette Beckman: New Silkscreens
March 8 – May 31, 2017

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THE FLORENCE
ACADEMY OF ART
Drawn to Life: Celebrating the Tradition of the Academic Nude
February 4 – May 5, 2017

GALLERY 6
Han Youngsoo: Photographs of Seoul 1956 – 63
February 24 – June 9, 2017


OPEN STUDIOS

New Artists
Jiaranai Apaipak
Banrei
Daniel Bejar
Sung Hee Cho
Adriane Colburn
Alex Czetwertynski
Aaron Dunkel
Andrea Ferrero
Carlie Guevara
Shantell Martin
Vincent Marchetto
William Alexander Merritt IV
Raul Mourão
Skylar Penn
Sue Waller

New Institutions
Jonathan LeVine Projects
Somoroff, LLC
Arts & Droids


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.