Fall 2018 Open House

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Sunday, October 14th

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, RSVP HERE: manacontemporary.com/openhouse

Visitors to Mana Contemporary will enjoy the unveiling or continuation of major projects by six canonical art-world figures—John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Bernard Kirschenbaum, Arnulf Rainer, Fred Sandback, and Andy Warhol—alongside a major exhibition of Minimalist works on paper and a dazzling variety of activations, open studios, and special exhibitions by artists working at or associated with Mana’s extraordinary Jersey City campus.

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PROGRAMMING

1–5PM, BSMT
Primal Inst-Ink
Live tattoo event by Megan Massacre to benefit World Wildlife Fund, with mural by Juan Travieso

3–4PM, BOILER ROOM
Steven Flavin performance

3PM, FRONT LAWN
Kyzl Tractor performance
Presented by Asia Contemporary Art Week

TIME TBA, PARKING LOT
Barcade biergarten with DJ

TIME TBA, FLOOR 1–THEATER
Pop-up Aperture Foundation book signing

TIME TBA, FLOOR 4–ARMITAGE GONE! DANCE
“Sugar Skull!: A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure” rehearsal
Mexico Beyond Mariachi rehearse “Sugar Skull!: A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure” at the Armitage Gone! Dance studio at Mana. Armitage is working with musicians throughout the fall for shows that are part of the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival at National Sawdust, Brooklyn.

AFTERPARTIES

5–10PM, FLOOR 1–JUXTAPOZ PROJECTS
Afterparty
Launch of Juxtapoz Magazine Bookstore with DJ

6PM–12AM, MANA BSMT GALLERY
DJ sessions and a performance by You Bred Raptors?, a three-piece instrumental busking band from New York with an experimental, filmic sound.

TIME TBA, CARLITO DALCEGGIO STUDIO
Les Maitres de L’Extase
Performance and DJ

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EXHIBITIONS

Ayn Foundation presents: “John Chamberlain: Photographs”
A selection of panoramic photographs taken by the renowned sculptor with a Widelux camera

Also on long-term display is “One Man’s Family” (1984), one of the artist’s signature crushed-metal sculptures.

Ayn Foundation presents: Bernard Kirschenbaum
A striking large-scale installation, “Plywood Arc” (1973) and a metal wall work, “Blue Steel Parabola 1” (1971), by the influential American sculptor and educator

Ayn Foundation presents: Arnulf Rainer: “Crosses and Angels”
In this exhibition, Ayn Foundation presents 19 works from 1985–2000, a core selection of Rainer’s cross and angel paintings. Beginning in the 1950s, Rainer was drawn to the feelings and states that accompanied religious devotion and practice. He approached the subject from theological, art-historical, and personal viewpoints, aiming to re-contextualize these powerful symbols.

Ayn Foundation presents: Fred Sandback Sculpture
A selection of works dating from 1967–82 presented by the Ayn Foundation, incorporating a series of early corner sculptures in metal rod and elastic cord, plus later acrylic yarn works determined by their architectural surroundings.

Ayn Foundation, in collaboration with Dasmaximum KunstGegenwart, presents: Andy Warhol: “The Original Silkscreens”
A collection of original silkscreen prints by the legendary artist, showcasing his expert use of color, graphic skill, and innovative printing techniques.

Dan Flavin: “cornered fluorescent light”
A large-scale installation by the Minimalist master that fills the space of one of Mana’s galleries with radiant color. First shown at the Institute for the Arts at Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 1972, the work appears at Mana courtesy of the Estate of Dan Flavin.

“Flat Out: Works on Paper, 1960–2000”
An exhibition curated by Ysabel Pinyol and Karline Moeller that explores the language of drawing as used by artists associated with Minimalism and Conceptualism in their founding years. Focused on drawing as a tool for planning work in three dimensions, Flat Out also explores its position as an element in creative narrative and a direct means of communicating artistic ideas. Artists featured include Jo Baer, Alighiero Boetti, Sol Lewitt, Walter de Maria, and Lauretta Vinciarelli.

ALSO ON VIEW

“Afterglow, vol. 1”
A pop-up exhibition featuring experiential digital artwork by Mana’s current New Media Program resident artists, featuring audiovisual and kinetic sculpture, light installations, and experimental performances by CHiKA, Hayeon Hwang, Tiri Kananuruk, Sebastian Morales, Michael Simpson, Yeseul Song, and David Temchulla.

“Juan Travieso: Liberated”
A new mural about the release of two critically endangered Malayan tigers, Nadia and Azul, into the wild. In this mural, the tigers roam the expansive jungle in which they belong.

“Thinking Collections: Telling Tales”
Presented by Asia Contemporary Art Week & Consortium – ACAW & ACACin collaboration with the National Museum of Kazakhstan as part of the Focus Kazakhstan initiative, this survey exhibition curated by Leeza Ahmady with Vladislav Sludskiy explores the work of Kazakhstan collective, Kyzyl Tractor. The group’s work chronicles Kazakhstan’s socioeconomic, ecological, and political shifts in juxtaposition with appropriations of the region’s nomadic, Sufi, and Shamanistic traditions. The show highlights founding member Moldakul Narymbetov and stages a new work and live performances by members Said Atabekov, Smail Bayaliyev, Vitaliy Simakov, and Arystanbek Shalbayev.

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SHUTTLE SERVICE

Shuttle service will depart every half hour from Milk Studios New York (450 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011) starting at 12:30 and ending 5PM. Returning shuttles from Mana will run every half hour from 2–7:30PM.

PLEASE NOTE: The 33rd Street PATH train will be closed on weekends through the end of October 2018. The WTC line will continue unchanged. For alternative travel routes, which include shuttle buses and special weekend trains, visit the official PATH site.

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