Mana Contemporary’s Fall Open House 2018 features new exhibitions, special programming, performances, and open studios.
Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided and will depart every half-hour from Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011) starting at 12:30pm and ending 5pm. Returning shuttles from Mana will run every half hour from 2 to 7:30pm.
PLEASE NOTE: The 33rd Street PATH line 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.
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 function as a direct means of communicating artistic ideas.
ARTISTS: Jo Baer, Mel Bochner, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Linda Francis, Rebecca Horn, Donald Judd, Bernard Kirschenbaum, Imi Knoebel, Sol Lewitt, Walter de Maria, Blinky Palermo, Arnulf Rainer, Dorothea Rockburne, Dieter Roth, Fred Sandback, James Turrell, Lauretta Vinciarelli, Franz Erhard Walther, Andy Warhol, Tad Wiley, Marianne Zazeela, and Maria Zerres
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
A collection of original silkscreen prints by the legendary artist, showcasing his expert use of color, graphic skill, and innovative printing techniques.
Thinking Collections: Telling Tales
Presented by Asia Contemporary Art Week in 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.