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This Month at Mana Contemporary: December

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

Dec 8, 2022 · 3 Minute Read

This Month at Mana Contemporary: December flyer

    Jersey City

  • Brunch Reception and Opening of Derrick Belcham’s The You Voice

    Dec. 11, 11:30am – 1pm ET (Exhibition runs through Jan. 28)

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    This winter Mana Contemporary debuts, The You Voice, a nine-channel video installation by filmmaker Derrick Belcham. This powerful work explores the often-contradictory inner voice that both drives and stalls creativity and personal agency. Filmed in black and white, nine performers speak directly and candidly to the camera.

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  • AIR 2022

    Dec. 11, 11:30am – 3pm ET (Exhibition runs thru Dec. 31)

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    Monira Foundation is pleased to present AIR 2022, a selection of recent works by the current cohort of artists-in-residence: Patricia Ayres, Mara De Luca, Kevin Quiles Bonilla, Andrew Moeller, and Miriam Parker.

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  • New Poetry for New People

    Dec. 11, 1 – 2pm ET

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    Art Jones, Chihiro ITO, Matt Mottel with NJCU Digital Media Ensemble, Mica Scalin, Sage Ó Tuama, Sally Beauti Twin, Devon Marine-Singh …and more. Curated by Chihiro ITO

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  • Jonas Mekas 100! Screening

    Dec. 11, 3 – 5pm ET

    Jonas Mekas

    Monira Foundation and Jonas Mekas 100! invites you to celebrate Jonas Centennial. Centennial Exhibition and Presentation Series is a year-long film screening exhibition and program series.

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  • Chicago

    Art Book Print Fair

    Dec. 3, 12 – 6pm CT

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    Mana Contemporary Chicago is thrilled to host the Art Book Print Fair, co-hosted by the SAIC Print Media Department. Students’ and faculty’s work from the SAIC print media department will be available for purchase. There will be prints, zines, posters, and other works.

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  • Jonas Mekas Reception

    Dec. 3, 2-5pm CT

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    Mana Contemporary Chicago is happy to host a reception in partnership with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Monira Foundation. Show any ticket to a program in Jonas Mekas 100! at the Gene Siskel Film Center and enjoy complimentary snacks, wine, and music, and learn about our upcoming Jonas Mekas exhibition in 2023, presented by the Monira Foundation.

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  • Breeze, gale, wind: still flying

    Nov. 15 – Dec. 27

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    Mind Map is a bi-monthly program that invites Chicago-based artists to create a time-based and site-specific work that shows the artists’ processes. Mind Map looks into the artist’s creative process. With graphite, artists are invited to work on the wall located in the fifth-floor cafe, reflecting their ideas for two weeks.

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