Exhibitions: The Beauty of Friends Being Together

The Beauty of Friends Being Together, ongoing at Mana Contemporary, NJ.

This is the first iteration of an ongoing celebration of the legendary filmmaker, artist, and poet Jonas Mekas (1922-2019): a re-creation of Mekas’s live/work loft in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where he spent the last 11 productive years of his life (from 2008 to 2019) making work while entertaining old and new friends. It is a five-year installation, comprising his personal archives and working materials as well as a dedicated room for public screenings, exhibitions, and events inspired by the artist’s life and work.

 

Open Archives, Hosted by Sebastian Mekas

A weekly glimpse into the personal archives of the late filmmaker and artist Jonas Mekas, who for over eight decades chronicled his life with typewriter and camera. Ranging from ephemera to video diaries, unseen letters to newly transferred reel-to-reel audio recordings, each week will focus on an item from the archives at its new home at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City.