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This Month at Mana Contemporary: April 2023

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

Apr 3, 2023 · 3 Minute Read

This Month at Mana Contemporary flyer

    Jersey City

  • Spring Open House

    Apr 30

    Mana Contemporary Jersey City Spring Open House flyer

    Stop by for this month’s Open House, featuring new exhibitions, musical performances, and an opportunity to meet artists, curators, gallerists, and collectors.

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  • Mana Fashion Services Presents: Color Theory with Pantone

    Apr 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Mana Fashion Services Presents: Color Theory with Pantone flyer

    Following an insightful presentation on color trend forecasting with Pantone last month, Mana Fashion Services is set to bring the workshop and presentation to Mana Contemporary. Tannese Williams, Pantone’s Product Manager of fashion, home interiors, and leading expert in the world of color, is scheduled to present. This will be followed by an interactive discussion on color theory, forecasting, and trends.

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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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  • In Retrospect / Bad Mirror

    Part I (In Retrospect) on view through Apr 30

    In Retrospect flyer

    EFA Studios and Monira Foundation present a two-part exhibition, highlighting the breadth of contemporary practices and links between their resident artists. In Retrospect presents works relating to memory and self-reflection.

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  • Out of Character

    April 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

    April 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

    April 12 – Ongoing

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    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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  • Chicago

  • About Life

    Apr 3 – 9

    Looking for Love and Job by Yue Nakayama

    Visit the Jonas Mekas Cinema, tucked adjacent to his Mana Contemporary Chicago exhibit, to enjoy a special screening of films and videos from several artists that “embrace life, documented as it occurs”. The screenings are hosted in partnership with Onion City Film Festival and Monira Foundation.

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  • Open House in Partnership with EXPO Chicago

    Apr 14

    Mana Contemporary Chicago Open House flyer

    Experience Jonas Mekas, Open Archives along with other exhibitions at the Chicago campus’ upcoming Open House, in partnership with EXPO Chicago.

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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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