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This Month at Mana Contemporary: June 2023

An up-to-date listing of what's happening at Mana Contemporary Jersey City and Chicago campus’ during June 2023.

Jun 2, 2023 · 1 Minute Read

This Month at Mana Contemporary June flyer

    Jersey City

  • Out of Character

    Apr 12 – Ongoing

    Animation drawing from Hippidrome by Red GroomsRed Grooms
    Animation drawing from Hippidrome Hardware, 1972
    collage on paper

    Out of Character is an exhibit showcasing the evolution of identity through stylized figurative work, including animated pieces, drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Co-curated by Pierogi Gallery and Willy Hartland.

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  • Out of Character – Greg Barsamian

    Apr 12 – Ongoing

    <em>Blue Shirts</em> by Greg BarsamianGreg Barsamian
    Blue Shirts (2013)
    Steel, motor, strobe light, urethane rubber, paint, fabric

    As part of the Out of Character exhibition, Pierogi Gallery and Mana Contemporary present Greg Barsamian’s Blue Shirts (2013) and Drums (2013).

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  • From the Feet Up – 50 Years of Beats & Sneaks

    Apr 12 – Ongoing

    From the Feet Up - 50 Years of Beats & Sneaks flyer

    Mana Contemporary and Obsessive Sneaker Disorder (OSD) present From the Feet Up, a celebration of the interlinked culture of sneakers and hip-hop on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. The exhibition showcases 50 sneakers dating back to 1973, emphasizing important collaborations between commercial brands, musicians, and sports icons.

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  • Conceiving the Plan: Nuance and Intimacy in Civic Space

    Visiting hours: Wed – Fri, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (and by appointment)

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    This exhibition, presented by Monira Foundation, features a series of post-2020 proposals by a range of international architects, considering Civic Space in contemporary terms. It asks the following questions: How can civic spaces be imbued with nuance? In what ways does such a quality persist in the city? Can one discuss intimacy in architectural terms?

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  • Chicago

  • Open Book with Thomas Cvikota

    Jun 2, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT

    Open Book with Thomas Cvikota flyer

    Mana Contemporary in collaboration with Monira Foundation present the Open Book premiere of Landfall Press: Five Decades with Thomas Cvikota.

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  • Community Talk with Rodrigo Lara

    Jun 13, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT

    Rodrigo Lara

    Mana Contemporary invites artist Rodrigo Lara for a conversation about his practice and his exhibition Convictions, located on the 8th floor of Mana Contemporary Chicago.

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  • Meet Me Halfway

    Jun 16 – Jul 21

    Meet Me Halfway flyer

    Meet Me Halfway is a captivating exhibition showcasing the talent of emerging ceramic-based artists from Chicago and Detroit, the group show features a selection of works by graduate students and recent alumni from the renowned School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Cranbrook Academy of Art’s Ceramics programs. With diverse processes and styles on display, the exhibition presents a dynamic range of ceramic art, from sculptural to functional, highlighting the artistic prowess of the Midwest institutions.

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  • Jonas Mekas, Open Archives Presented by Monira Foundation

    On view through Jan 26, 2024

    Jonas Mekas, Open Archives Exhibition, Mana Contemporary Chicago

    Monira Foundation proudly presents Jonas Mekas, Open Archives, a year-long exhibit at Mana Contemporary Chicago featuring artifacts, items, and memorabilia from Mekas’ personal archives.

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