THE VIEW FROM EVERYWHERE: MEDITATION, MEDIA, & SURVEILLANCE

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A Milcom Room Attention Program with Natilee Harren.   Join us, virtually, on Saturday afternoon for a special ESTAR(SER) “Scenes of Attention” program. Special guest Natilee Harren, a professor of contemporary art history at the University of Houston (and author of Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples,...

Among Friends: Cinematic Portraits of Mekas

Mana Contemporary Jersey City 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Jonas Mekas has always been known as a filmmaker making sketches, notes and portraits. In the 1990s, he started to exhibit photographic blowups of frames from his 16mm films presenting portraits of his friends cinematically imprinted in his life. Pretty rarely, however, one can see...

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Ten Years Later Highlights of the Mana Collection

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Join us for the opening if the exhibition: Ten Years Later, Highlights of the Mana Collection. Curated by Karline Moeller and Ysabel Pinyol Blasi

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Art Talk With Mashonda

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Please join us for a talk with Mashonda Tifrere, founder and director of Art LeadHER, in conversation with a special guest.

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Monira Fridays 3/4

Mana Cafe 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Join us for another iteration of Monira Fridays hosted by ROQ Initiative and in collaboration with Monira Foundation! From 5:30-9:30 pm on 3/4 join us for more extraordinary performances by Kyle Blvd, Rio the Messenger, and Yaya.  This time we're also featuring the photography of...

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Open Book: Sahand Heshmati Afshar on Mahbubeh

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Every month, Open Book focuses on highlighting artist book makers around the world.  Please join us for: Sahand Heshmati Afshar on Mahbubeh. Mahbubeh is an artist book that turns a collection of narratives from touching a plant to ancient history, from tablets to amputated bodies after...

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In Defense of Artistic Freedom: Infamous Surprise Program

Mana Contemporary Jersey City 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

The program:  Jean Genet’s Un Chant d'Amour (1950, 26 min) preceded with a video introduction by Jonas Mekas (9 min) Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures (1963, 45 min)   A true supporter of freedom of artistic expression, in the early sixties Jonas Mekas fiercely fought some...

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CHOREOGRAPHY, NOTATION, ATTENTION

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A Milcom Room Attention Program with Madeline Hollander ESTAR(SER) and the Monira Foundation are delighted to host artist Madeline Hollander for this month’s Second Saturday “Scenes of Attention” program. Jump on Zoom for a brisk and lively conversation about attention to the body, to missing...

Open Labs

Mana Contemporary Chicago 2233 S Throop street, Chicago

Open Labs #1: April 8 @ 6pm Featuring High Concept Labs Artists in Residence Meredith Haines + Shalaka Kulkarni Join us April 8th from 6 to 8pm at Mana Contemporary Chicago. Free admission, reservations strongly encouraged. Reserve your spot today. On April 8, Choreographer-writer Shalaka...

Painting with ink; Print demo

Mana Contemporary Chicago 2233 S Throop street, Chicago

Please join us for an exciting conversation between Steven L. Bridges, Senior Curator and Director of Cultural Affairs at MSU Broad Art Museum and Thomas Cvikota, Founder and Director of ETC Industries - C. Editions, about Heizer's unique process for HOLLYWOOD 24 followed by a...

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Discovering AYN: Warhol Screening

Mana Contemporary Jersey City 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Andy Warhol, Outer and Inner Space, 1965 16mm film, black-and-white, sound, 66 minutes; 33 minutes in double screen © The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum    As a part of...

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DRAW THE BIRD!

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A Milcom Room Attention Program with David Scher.   Join us on Saturday evening as inimitable artist David Scher leads us in another Zoomtastic Monira Foundation & ESTAR(SER) “Scenes of Attention” program! SHARPEN YOUR PENCILS for a drink-and-draw cocktail workshop on avian imagism. Never more...

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Open Book: Sonja Thomsen

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Please join us for Open Book: Sonja Thomsen   About the Book: You Will Find It Where It Is: a reader by sonja thomsen, 2020 Edit & Design: Christina Labey. Design: Studio Elana Schlenker. Paper: Mixed Paper Stock (Uncoated, Translucent, Acetate) Cover: Colorplan (Smoke) Printed by...

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Edges of Sight

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Please join us for the opening of: Edges of Sight Presented by Monira Foundation in collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology At Mana Contemporary, NJ. 888 Newark Ave. Ste 440. Jersey City 07306 On View: Apr 9, 2022 Visiting hours: Thursday 11-5pm and by appointment...

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Monira Fridays: EMERGE

Mana Cafe 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

We're BACK! Artists, new/upcoming/experienced, EMERGE and share your music, poetry, comedy, on the stage + tune into the vibes of @bloodandsound, @jhette.plane, & @angeloctaves. Featuring work from photographers @alanaempanada @beautyfromthebeast92 & @zamoraloved1   Suggested donation: $10     This program is made possible by a...

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Studio Visit Premier: Anne Muntges

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Join us for the premier: Anne Muntges' Studio Visit! Step inside the studio’s of the Monira Foundation’s artists in residence. Learn about their unique processes during these short, intimate conversations with incredible artists as they talk about their ideas and give you special access to...

Open Labs

Mana Contemporary Chicago 2233 S Throop street, Chicago

Juliann Wang: Pause in Time Friday, 13 May, 2022, 7pm-8:30pm Limited capacity. RSVP and proof of vaccination required for admittance. Pause in Time Juliann Wang presents Pause in Time, the second in-progress performance in her ongoing project series of participatory events, incorporating a hybrid use...

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THE TWELVE THESES ON ATTENTION

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Schedule a visit of the exhibition: The Twelve Theses On Attention. At Mana Contemporary, New Jersey. 888 Newark Ave Ste 440 NJ 07306 On View: May-Aug, 2022 Visiting hours: Thursdays 11-4pm and by appointment

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ANONYMOUS ARCHITECTURES

Mana Contemporary Jersey City 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Schedule a visit of the exhibition: ANONYMOUS ARCHITECTURES At Mana Contemporary, New Jersey. 888 Newark Ave 6th fl NJ 07306 On View: May-Aug, 2022 Visiting hours: Monday-Friday 3pm and by appointment

Anonymous Architectures

Anonymous Architectures Presented by Monira Foundation in collaboration with Mana Contemporary At Mana Contemporary, NJ. 888 Newark Ave (6th fl) Jersey City 07306 Opening May 14, 2022. 12-5pm   Anonymous Architectures investigates two aspects of NYC’s temporary transformation during the Covid-19 pandemic. With an incisive mind...

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Open Book

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Join us for an in person Open Book session at Mana Contemporary hosted by SY Lim Featuring the works by Golnar Adili, Ana Cordeiro and Regina Parra. More about the presenting artists: Golnar Adili Art is my key to understanding the current underlying my identity...

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The Frye Trunk: Initial Investigations

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

A Milcom Room Attention Program with Jared Rankin Join us on the occasion of the Mana Contemporary Spring Open House, ESTAR(SER) and the Monira Foundation will have the Milcom Memorial Reading Room and Attention Library open to the public for a special live, in person,...

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Open Labs

Mana Contemporary Chicago 2233 S Throop street, Chicago

Ayako Kato: LUCA/Res Communis: ETHOS Episode III Friday, 10 June, 2022, 7pm-8:30pm Presented by HCL in Joint Residency with the Monira Foundation at Mana Contemporary Limited capacity. RSVP and proof of vaccination required for admittance.    HCL Fellow Ayako Kato presents the in-progress performance of...

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Build It: A John Chamberlain Kids Craft

Mana Contemporary Jersey City 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Kids and Families join us for a John Chamberlain Craft activity at Mana Contemporary entryway, pending any inclemant weather. Supplies Provided    

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OPEN HOUSE

Mana Contemporary Jersey City 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Join us for our June 11th Open House. Open House Schedule:   12-2 p.m. Kids activity Build it! 2-3 p.m. Anonymous Architectures: Meet the Artists 3 p.m. MM Serra's new curation of Jonas Mekas films, POETIC VISION OF JONAS MEKAS. RSVP Required. A shuttle from...

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Poetic Vision of Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas Studio and Cinema 888 Newark Ave, 5th fl gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Jonas Mekas, Sleepless Night Stories (2011), color, sound, 114 minutes. “For two hours we stroll with Jonas Mekas through New York nights, through apartments, studios, backstage rooms, bars and clubs. We meet old acquaintances like Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Carolee Schneemann, Marina Abramovic, friends, brothers and sisters,...

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Open Book: Aimée Beaubien

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Unfurl Unfold: the touch of a leaf, the page in a book felt Spudnik Press Cooperative This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.     Join us for an Open Book session on zoom hosted...

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Community Dance Class

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Join Ariel Rivka Dance company members for an open-level, community dance class to explore the physicality of dance and self-expression. The class will begin with a modern dance-based warm-up, followed by opportunities to connect to our imagination, practice movement patterns, and move through space. Artistic Director,...

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Community Dance Class

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Join Ariel Rivka Dance company members for an open-level, community dance class to explore the physicality of dance and self-expression. The class will begin with a modern dance-based warm-up, followed by opportunities to connect to our imagination, practice movement patterns, and move through space. Artistic Director,...

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NEW POETRY for NEW PEOPLE

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Join us! Featuring artists: Art Jones (VJ) Chihiro ITO (Poetry) Mica Scalin (Poetry) Sally Beauti Twin (Video Poetry) Guidance (Video Poetry)

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Meet the artists: Anonymous Architectures

Mana Contemporary Jersey City 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Meet the artists: Alexa Hoyer and Lauren Silberman Exhibiting their work at Anonymous Architectures 888 Newark Ave (6th fl gallery) Jersey City 07306 July 9, 2022. 1-5pm   Alexa Hoyer: With a background in sculpture, Alexa Hoyer now works mainly in photography and has recently...

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WE DO NOT WANT ROSY FILMS, WE WANT THEM THE COLOR OF BLOOD

Jonas Mekas Studio and Cinema 888 Newark Ave, 5th fl gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Jonas Mekas, Awards Presentation to Andy Warhol (1964) B&W, Sound, 12 min Photographed by Jonas Mekas and Gregory Markopolous. “The Independent Film Award for 1964 is presented to Andy Warhol. We see Andy among his leading stars, Baby Jane Holzer, Gerry Malanga, Ivy Nicholsen, and we see...

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Who has your attention? (and how can you reclaim it?)

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

The Attention Lab Supported by Monira Foundation The third installment in a pilot series of ATTENTION LABS dedicated to the collective practice and reclamation of radical human attention. These Labs are our response to the predation of the “Attention Economy,” a trillion-dollar industry that seeks...

Open Book: Matt Austin

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Photo by Phil Dembinski Join us for an Open Book session on zoom hosted by SY Lim Featuring: Matt Austin Matt Austin is an arts worker, bookbinder, designer, and publisher who is in the midst of relocating to Los Angeles and is also still learning. He...

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Pip Chodorov, a dear friend of Jonas and devoted member of “the Gang.”

Jonas Mekas Studio and Cinema 888 Newark Ave, 5th fl gallery, Jersey City, NJ

This month’s program is curated by Pip Chodorov, a dear friend of Jonas and devoted member of “the Gang.” He is founder and director of Re:Voir, a Paris-based company that publishes and distributes DVDs of classic and contemporary experimental cinema. Their catalogue includes over seventy titles: films...

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Michael Heizer: Hollywood 24 exhibition tour and screening

Mana Contemporary Chicago 2233 S Throop street, Chicago

Please join us for an special tour about Heizer's unique works for HOLLYWOOD 24 followed by a screening of the  documentary film: Troublemakers, The Story of Land Art, 2015  

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A glimpse into the installations of Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas Studio and Cinema 888 Newark Ave, 5th fl gallery, Jersey City, NJ

The 491 Broadway Installation at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, 2013.   An afternoon featuring three installations by the late poet, filmmaker and artist, Jonas Mekas (1922-2019).   Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR (four-channel video installation, 2009) The original film (289 min.) "is made up...

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Illuminated Flora and Its Magical Surroundings

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Join Peruvian Artist: Ernesto Carozzo for a presentation of his book and series: Illuminated Flora and its magical surroundings   About the artist: Ernesto Carozzo (1979 Lima, Perú) Completed his studies in Photography at the Centro de la Photography of Lima in 2007. From the beginning...

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Open Book, New York Textile Month

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Join us for an in person Open Book session to celebrate New York Art Month, featuring the works for the artists: Ernesto Carozzo Helga Palina Brynjolfsdottir Ingiridur Odinsdottir Svanborg Matthiasdottir    

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Curatorial Talks: Ellen Tani and Nolan Jimbo

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In an ongoing series of virtual conversations, Mana Contemporary and Monira Foundation invite leading curators, artists, writers, and art professionals to discuss and comment on the arts and culture at large.  This month, Nolan Jimbo hosts curator Ellen Tani in a discussion of their work....

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Friends, Friends, and more Good Friends

Jonas Mekas Studio and Cinema 888 Newark Ave, 5th fl gallery, Jersey City, NJ

    Join us for an afternoon celebrating Jonas and his friends through poetry curated by Charity Coleman. With the contribution of:  Anselm Berrigan, Charity Coleman, Luba Drozd, Bradley Eros, Gabriela Galvan, Christy Gast, Masha Godovannaya, Will Heinrich, Brenda Iijima, Evan James, Hollis Melton, Nathlie Provosty,...

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Right Time Right Place

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Join us for the Opening exhibition: Right Time Right Place, curated by Katharina Gruzei   Public space has become a highly contested territory in the past decades. The term itself is a fluid concept that is constantly being redefined by its intricate cultural, historical, ecological,...

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Right Time, Right Place: What is the right time, right place for public art?

Austrian Cultural Forum New York 11 East 52nd Street, New York

Melanie Kress, Associate Curator at High Line in conversation with Katharina Gruzei, artist-curator of Right Time, Right Place Ysabel Pinyol Blasi, Executive director & curator at Monira Foundation and participating artists: Eginhartz Kanter, Ann Messner, Nancy Nowacek, and Stefanos Tsivopoulos.    This talk is hosted in...

Elevate Chicago Dance 2022

Join us for an afternoon of dance and performance with Monira Foundation and High Concept Labs FREE REGISTRATION Doors open at 6:00pm “Extended Play” by Christopher Knowlton “Raíces to Roots (excerpt),” by María Luisa Torres and Luis Tubens “The F____, the Fawn, and the Boss...

Monira Fridays: EMERGE

Mana Contemporary Jersey City 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

💥 Hosted by Sara Munjack & Diego Roq 💥 Presented by: Monira Foundation x ROQ Initiative x Jersey City Reads Poems presents: Join us for an evening of poetry featuring Jiaoyang Li, Emily Luan, and Rashad Wright followed by musical performances by JaeFrmJerz, Larry Crack,...

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A.I.R. at 14C Art Fair

Jersey City Armory 678 Montgomery Street Jersey City, NJ 07306 678 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ

Our booth at 14C features works from Monira artists-in-residence Miriam Parker, Andrew Moeller, Mara De Luca, Heechan Kim, and Kevin Quiles Bonilla.   Click here to register for your free ticket

Attention Lab

Monira Foundation 888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440, New York, NY

Image courtesy of NANCY NOWACEK The Attention Lab Supported by Monira Foundation
 in collaboration with Katharina Gruzei and participating artists of Right Time, Right Place.   Sunday, November 13th 10:30am—2:30pm 888 Newark Ave, ste 440. 07306 Jersey City, NJ Lunch is included!   Over the...

Nojo Hotel

Jonas Mekas Studio and Cinema 888 Newark Ave, 5th fl gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Jonas Mekas Studio and Monira Foundation presents: Nojo Hotel with performances by Dalius Naujo, Michael Coleman and Kenny Wollesen Opening set by Panagiotis Mavridis

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