Wake the Town and Tell the People

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Apr 24 2016 - Aug 15 2016

Mana Contemporary

Jersey City, NJ

Contemporary sculpture is a medium that forms an intimate connection between the artist’s experience and that of the viewer. As a result, it is a unique platform for dialogue, particularly regarding social change. 

Each piece in this exhibit demands that we pay attention to our current moment and signals us to think about the future. Wake the Town and Tell the People is named for the work by Jamaican artist Cosmo Whyte, one of the eighteen emerging artists working across a dynamic range of materials, from porcelain to plywood and bronze to balloons. Whyte’s piece is a towering eight-and-a-half-foot-tall stack of plywood speakers that arcs like a cresting wave, using ambient sound and music to address themes of post-colonialism and migration. 

International Sculpture Day at Mana is free and open to all ages. It will also include open artist studios and an aluminum casting demonstration in the Keating Foundry, located on Mana’s campus. The T’ang Horse: Anthony Quinn, which highlights a number of sculptures by Anthony Quinn, and Ben Keating: The Piece of Her That’s Missing, will also be on view.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Sculpture
  • International
  • Contemporary
  • Group show

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