First Saturdays at Mana

October 1, 2016
November 5, 2016
December 3, 2016
12PM­ – 4PM


First Saturdays at Mana


First Saturdays at Mana gives visitors the opportunity to engage with the art center as a whole. From 12PM – 4PM on the first Saturday of every month, Mana will open its doors with select open studios, exhibitions, special programming, and light refreshments.

October 1, 2016 marks the first of Mana Chicago's new First Saturdays at Mana series. This installment will include a closing reception for PDF-OBJECTS and Luther Price: Flesh Fracture, and exhibition related special programming; listed below. In addition, guests can explore the sculpture works in the new exhibition Wake the Town and Tell the People.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day in the 5th floor café.

On view October 1:

Mana Contemporary Chicago and the International Sculpture Center present: Wake the Town and Tell the People

This exhibition presents select artworks from the International Sculpture Center (ISC) exhibition which debuted at Mana Contemporary Jersey City in celebration of International Sculpture Day.

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. For more information on the exhibit and the International Sculpture Center, visit

The show is in the main entrance lobby and on the 4th floor.


Special programming:

During this event, we will hold a special screening of Luther Price's 16mm films, supplementary to the current exhibition. The selection of 11 short films, created by the artist between 2005-2012, will be shown on a rotating, ongoing basis throughout the day. They include, Rocket (2007), A Patch of Green, (2004–5), Kittens Grow Up (2007), Glue-6789 (2005), Inkblot #40 (2011), Inkblot 15: Helen's Dreaming (2008), Inkblot 44: Aqua Woman (2011), The Mongrel Sister (2007), Walking the Cross (2012), Inkblot #22 (2008).

— 2PM: PDF SUBJECTS, a deconstructed duet by Alberto Aguilar and Jesse Malmed (with special guests) is a structured improvisation using PDF-OBJECTS as a loose score. PDF SUBJECTS features 14 short, extemporaneous songs by Alberto, Jesse and special guest vocalists.