Mana Contemporary Chicago to Welcome Full Slate of Events

This weekend’s agenda includes the return of ‘MdW Fair’, an Open House and a guided exhibition tour and film screening.

Sep 6, 2022 · 2 Minute Read

Exterior of Mana Contemporary Chicago

Mana Contemporary Chicago is ushering in a slew of exciting events to the Pilsen neighborhood this coming weekend. Below, we’ve outlined them for you so you don’t miss a beat.

MdW Fair
Sep 9 (5-8pm), Sep 10 (12-9pm), Sep 11 (12-5pm)

After 10 years, the artist-run assembly known as MdW is making its long-awaited return. With a renewed mission and the help of an expanded group of seven organizing partners, this MdW Fair will be one to remember. Witness over 100 artist-led exhibitions, as two floors of Mana Contemporary Chicago will be filled with various pavilions, art booths, publisher tables, and installations. There will also be open programming platforms such as a print lab, screening space, presentation space, and more. Please register below in order to reserve your spot.


MdW Fair 2022 flyerMdW Fair at Mana Contemporary Chicago, 2022

Open House
Sep 10 (5-8pm)

Mana Contemporary Chicago will be hosting an Open House in conjunction with the MdW Fair. There’s no better way to experience art than in real life, learning about the artist’s work firsthand.

Mana Contemporary Chicago Open House flyerOpen House at Mana Contemporary Chicago, September 2022

Michael Heizer’s Hollywood 24 Tour and Screening
Sep 10 (6pm)

Monira Foundation will be hosting a guided tour of the current exhibition Hollywood 24 by Michael Heizer. Following the tour, there will be a screening of the 2015 documentary, Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art. Directed by James Crump, the film follows the story of daring, unconventional New York artists who sought to transcend creative barriers with their experimentation with land art in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.

‘Hollywood 24’ by Michael Heizer at Mana Contemporary Chicago, image by Tom Van EyndeHollywood 24 by Michael Heizer at Mana Contemporary Chicago, image by Tom Van Eynde

All events are open to the public and free to attend. Registration is required to attend the MdW Fair, while the Open House, exhibition tour and film screening do not require registration in advance.

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