Exhibitions: Tectonic threads

Joy Curtis Photographer Heidi Bohnenkamp

Tectonic threads

Presented by Monira Foundation in collaboration with New York Textile Month

At Mana Contemporary, NJ. 888 Newark Ave (4th fl) Jersey City 07306
On View: September, 2022

Visiting hours: Monday-Saturday, 1-5pm


Exhibition of 20 Women Artists from Iceland and New York. Part of  New York Textile Month 2022.

Whether the artist is working in the bustling urban jungle of New York City or in the raw and intenselandscape of Iceland, their need is the same: to tell the story of their human experience through their textile art. Textiles often have utilitarian purpose, and one of the concepts of this show points to the role textiles in over consumption, fast fashion and waste. Materials and raw material that would otherwise become discarded, become the clay, the paint and the pencil. Textiles, one of the oldest mediums on earth, have a history that is complex and serves as a powerful reflection of time itself.

The dynamic of the city of New York is similar to the dynamic of the nature forces in Iceland: Strong weather, intense weather, and constant changes in short times. When one looks at the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn, it is a similar awe-inspiring experience to peering at a mountain range in Iceland. Each interlacement, fold, and layer, tells a story, like the Icelandic landscape and the New York cityscape.


Curator: Ragna Froda


Exhibiting Artists: Sigi Ahl,  Fanny Allié, Elodie Blanchard, Hildur Bjarnadottir, Joy Curtis, Ingunn Fjola Ingthorsdottir, Ragna Froda, Asta Gudmundsdottir,  Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir, Heidi Hankaniemi, Elena Herzog, Victoria Manganiello, Jessie Mordine Young, Maria Elena Pombo, Courtney Puckett,  Anna Thora Karlsdottir, Thuridur Ros Sigurthorsdottir, Shoplifter, Janis Stemmermann, Thorbjorg Thordardottir.


Special Event Note:

The Monria Foundation offers wheelchair accessible space for this event. Large print curatorial statements and program information are available as you enter the space. If you have special requests for your visit, we are happy to accommodate. Please contact Anne Muntges anne@monirafoundation.org.