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This Month at Mana Contemporary: May 2023

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

May 1, 2023 · 1 Minute Read

This Month at Mana Contemporary May 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)

    Conceiving the Plan flyer

    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

  • Community Talk with Jordan Martins

    May 13, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

    Jordan Martins

    Mana Contemporary invites Chicago-based visual artist, curator, educator, and musician Jordan Martins for a conversation about his practice at the Comfort Station, a multi-disciplinary art space.

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  • Convictions

    On view through Jun 1

    Mana Contemporary Chicago is pleased to host Convictions in partnership with Monira Foundation. The exhibition features utilitarian sculpture, an art library, an intimate auditorium, and performance based on the creator’s grandfather’s legacy, along with works from artists who have run exhibitions or art spaces on either side of the Mexico/U.S. border.

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  • fantásticolismo

    On view through Jun 1

    fantásticolismo flyer

    This exhibition features works by Janhavi Khemka, Yae Jee Min, José Santiago Perez, Roderick Sawyer, Hope Wang, and Payton Harris-Woodard, curated by Cristobal Alday. In fantásticolismo, Alday explores the relationship between visual arts and poetry by combining written prose with the artists’ works as a curatorial response.

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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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