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Open Studios

Artists will open their studios to the public for the day.

Afterparties

5–10PM, FLOOR 1
Juxtapoz Projects Launch with DJ
GUY AND TAH
Juxtapoz Projects launches its new bookstore and exhibition space with a group exhibition, R E _ A R R A N G E, featuring new painting and sculpture by more than 25 New York and New Jersey artists. Exhibition continues through November 30.

5:30–9PM, CARLITO DALCEGGIO
STUDIO (T0)
Les Maitres de L’Extase
An intuitive ritual performance in which Turkish composer Mercan Dede uses sound and video to conjure a trancelike journey for whirling dervish Mire Hunter and painter-poet Carlito Dalceggio, featuring a lunar version of Pink Floyd’s “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” with Dalceggio’s poetry and Golshifteh Farhani’s voice.

7–10PM, BSMT
You Bred Raptors? Performance

DJ sessions and performance by You Bred Raptors?, a three-piece instrumental busking band from New York with an experimental, filmic sound. You Bred Raptors? use eight-string bass, cello, drums, and two glockenspiels to generate a heavy post-rock sound.

Programming

1–4PM, Theater
Aunts Performance Program
Mana Performance Residents AUNTS assemble a group of contemporary dance artists including Sophie Bromberg, Jordan Lloyd, Kyle Marshall, Caitlyn Marz, Alexandra Pinel, and Rakia Seaborn for an afternoon of performance.

1–5PM, BSMT
Primal Inst-Ink

A mural by BSMT artist Juan Travieso depicts Nadia and Azul, two critically endangered Malayan tigers, as they’re released into the wild jungle. And in a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund, Megan Massacre will tattoo the winner of a raffle live in front of the work.

1–5PM, FLOOR 4
ARMITAGE GONE! DANCE:
Sugar Skull!: A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure Rehearsal
Mexico Beyond Mariachi rehearse Sugar Skull!: A Dia de los Muertos Adventure at Karole Armitage’s dance studio. Armitage is working with musicians throughout the fall for shows in NYC’s Celebrate Mexico Now
Festival at National Sawdust, Brooklyn.

1–7PM, BSMT
Liam Sy Paquemar, From Hubris to Sophisticated Passions: Build the Ruins of Our Futures Preview
Mana Performance Resident Liam Sy Paquemar presents a preview of his new sculptural installation and performative work.

1–7PM, BSMT
Afterglow, Vol. 1
A pop-up exhibition featuring experiential digital artwork by Mana’s current New Media Program resident artists, featuring audiovisual and kinetic sculpture, light installations, and experimental performances by CHiKA, Hayeon Hwang, Tiri Kananuruk, Sebastian Morales, Michael Simpson, Yeseul Song, and David Temchulla.

1–7PM, BSMT (B70)
The Milcom Memorial Reading Room
and Attention Library
A creation of research collective ESTAR(SER), this installation is a hybrid lounge-office devoted to the study of attention, and houses books, archival material, and objects related to the “Order of the Third Bird.” ESTAR(SER) associates will be on hand to discuss their work.

1–7PM, BSMT
Lacey McKinney: Portraits
Exhibition Opening
Works on paper by Lacey McKinney, presented by ArtLeadHER and curated by Mashonda Tifrere. McKinney uses paint to depict women’s faces, exploring embodiment, power structures, and perceptions of self and other. ArtLeadHER is a platform dedicated to celebrating women in the art world and encouraging young women pursuing careers in the visual arts through events and arts education.

1–7PM, BOILER ROOM AND
ADJACENT PARKING LOT
Biergarten with Barbecue and DJ
Hosted by Pet Shop and P.M. Dawg from Jersey City, and Montclair Vegan and Red Eye Café from Montclair.

1–7PM, FLOOR 1
Join the Masses
Find out about, and sign up for, Mass, Mana’s new career-enhancing membership program for artists and arts professionals.

1–7PM, FLOOR 1
Tea Room
Tea drinking has long been viewed as significant throughout Asia, Europe, and beyond. As part of Focus Kazakhstan’s Thinking Collections: Telling Tales survey of the work of Kyzyl Tractor, presented by Asia Contemporary Art Week in collaboration with the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, visitors can enjoy a refreshing cuppa in this pop-up space.

 3PM, FRONT LAWN
Kyzyl Tractor Performance
As part of Asia Contemporary Art Week’s Focus Kazakhstan exhibition Thinking Collections: Telling Tales, artist collective Kyzyl Tractor presents a processional performance work.

3:30–4:30PM, BOILER ROOM
Stephen Flavin Performance
Stephen Flavin performs improvised guitar soundscapes. 

4–5:30PM, THEATER
APERTURE PRESENTS: 
Justine Kurland Reading
and Signing

Aperture presents a reading with images by artist Justine Kurland, who will also be signing copies of her new photo book, Highway Kind. 

  John Chamberlain: Photographs . Installation view. Photo: John Berens

John Chamberlain: Photographs. Installation view. Photo: John Berens

 

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.

Dan Flavin:
cornered fluorescent light

 Dan Flavin,  untitled (to the “Innovator” of Wheeling Peachblow) , 1966–68. © Stephen Flavin/Artists Right Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Billy Jim

Dan Flavin, untitled (to the “Innovator” of Wheeling Peachblow), 1966–68. © Stephen Flavin/Artists Right Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Billy Jim

 

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.

Bernard Kirschenbaum

 Bernard Kirschenbaum,  Blue Steel Parabola 1 , 1971

Bernard Kirschenbaum, Blue Steel Parabola 1, 1971

 

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

Ayn Foundation presents:
Arnulf Rainer: Crosses and Angels


 Arnulf Rainer,  Kreuz, ‘Cranachkreuz II’ (Cross, ‘Cranach Cross II’) , 1999/2000. Photo: John Berens

Arnulf Rainer, Kreuz, ‘Cranachkreuz II’ (Cross, ‘Cranach Cross II’), 1999/2000. Photo: John Berens

 

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.

Ayn Foundation presents:
Fred Sandback: Sculpture

 Fred Sandback,  Untitled (detail) , 1982. Red acrylic yarn

Fred Sandback, Untitled (detail), 1982. Red acrylic yarn

 

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.

Ayn Foundation, in collabo ents:
Andy Warhol: The Original Silkscreens

 Andy Warhol,  Skulls , 1976. Silkscreen print

Andy Warhol, Skulls, 1976. Silkscreen print

 

A collection of original silkscreen prints by the legendary artist, showcasing his expert use of color, graphic skill, and innovative printing techniques.

Flat Out: Works on Paper, 1960–2000

 Dorothea Rockburne,  Copal VIII , 1979. Kraft paper, copal oil varnish, colored pencil, and glue, mounted on ragboard. 49 x 85 in. Courtesy of the artist

Dorothea Rockburne, Copal VIII, 1979. Kraft paper, copal oil varnish, colored pencil, and glue, mounted on ragboard. 49 x 85 in. Courtesy of the artist

 

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 position as an element in creative narrative and a direct means of communicating artistic ideas. Artists featured include Jo Baer, Alighiero Boetti, Sol Lewitt, Walter de Maria, and Lauretta Vinciarelli.

Thinking Collections: Telling Tales

 Kyzyl Tractor,  Untitled , 2002. Performance. Documentary photo: B. Kairbekov, courtesy of the artists and Asia Contemporary Art Week 2018

Kyzyl Tractor, Untitled, 2002. Performance. Documentary photo: B. Kairbekov, courtesy of the artists and Asia Contemporary Art Week 2018

 

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.

Also on View

Afterglow, vol. 1

A pop-up exhibition featuring experiential digital artwork by Mana’s current New Media Program resident artists, featuring audiovisual and kinetic sculpture, light installations, and experimental performances by CHiKA, Hayeon Hwang, Tiri Kananuruk, Sebastian Morales, Michael Simpson, Yeseul Song, and David Temchulla.

Juan Travieso: Liberated

A new mural about the release of two critically endangered Malay tigers, Nadia and Azul, into the wild. In this mural, the tigers roam the expansive jungle in which they belong.


SHUTTLE SERVICE

Shuttle service will depart every half hour from Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011) starting at 12:30 and ending 5PM. Returning shuttles from Mana will run every half hour from 2–7:30PM.

PLEASE NOTE: The 33rd Street PATH train 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