Sunday, April 28, 2019
Artists open their studios to the public for the day

1–7 PM
Continual live performances
1–7 PM
Live music and improv by Rashad Wright and After School Orchestra + DJ sets

7–11 PM
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Mana Contemporary will open its doors for Spring 2019 Open House on April 28 –  a day of live programming, open studios, exhibitions, and after-parties. The day will also mark the launch of Mana Decentralized, a new art sales initiative that reimagines collecting.

For this year’s Spring Open House, Mana Contemporary’s Jersey City campus will be transformed by a program of continual live performance in the Theater, Armitage Gone! Dance Studio, and throughout and surrounding the building, incorporating music, dance, spoken word, performance art, film, and DJ sets.

Notable participants include: Ariciano, AUNTS, Camila Cañeque, ColemanCollective, Carlito Dalceggio, Jamie Diamond, Jazz House Kids, Ase Manual, Kyle Marshall Choreography, MoMA Ready, Pegasus at Mana, threeASFOUR, Camille Thurman and Darrell Green Trio, Gillian Walsh, and Rashad Wright.

Opening exhibitions will include Flat Out: Works on Paper, 2000–2019, a follow-up to Ysabel Pinyol Blasi and Karline Moeller’s recent survey of drawing from the previous four decades, which explores how artists have redefined the practice’s form and function for the new millennium. Also on display will be Afrofuturist visionary RAMMELLZEE’s 1982 work Magistrate, presented by the Ayn Foundation. Mana Contemporary hosts two open houses each year during the spring and fall, which include special programs, performances, and open studios in addition to new and continuing exhibitions. All donations support future exhibitions, residencies, and other arts programming.

New from Mana Contemporary, Mana Decentralized is a physical and digital marketplace that reimagines collecting. The Spring Open House for the unveiling of the first Mana Decentralized Gallery will take place on Sunday, April 28. The inaugural database of over 4,000 works of art from a global community of over 400 artists will be representing diverse regions. In addition to creative commerce, Decentralized provides access to a host of cultural programming, from artist talks to open rehearsals, concerts, lectures, workshops, and more.

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