Mana Contemporary Chicago and the International Sculpture Center present:

Wake the Town and Tell the People

September 19, 2016 – January 13, 2017


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. 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 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.  

About International Sculpture Center:
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums—anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the International Sculpture Day program in 2015 as an annual celebration held worldwide on April 24 to highlight the creation and appreciation of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. This program was made possible through generous donations by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on IS Day visit

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


(1) Cosmo Whyte, Wake the Town and Tell the People, 2015
(2) Kasie Campbell, Scopophilia, 2015
(3) Lianne Wappett, Hello, 2015