Exhibition Events

Jumana Manna

A magical substance flows into me
18 September – 13 December 2015
Opening: Thursday 17 September, 6.30 – 8.30pm


Saturday 19 September, 2pm Stop Play Record: Jumana Manna leads a workshop for young people in which she presents her previous work and new commission, followed by a discussion with participants. To find out about the Stop Play Record network click hereThis event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here. 

Tuesday 22 September, 7pm
Jumana Manna in conversation with Polly Staple, Director, Chisenhale Gallery, about her new film commission and exhibition. Please note that the last screening before the event begins at 5:55pm. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here

Saturday 3 October, 2pm As part of the Chisenhale Art Place Open Weekend, Emma Moore, Offsite and Education, Curator provides an introduction to our current exhibition by Jumana Manna, followed by a discussion with the audience. Free to attend, no booking required.     

Friday 16 October, 12.00pm Jumana Manna in conversation with Negar Azimi, Senior Editor of Bidoun magazine. Please note that this event will take place in the gallery; screenings of the film will commence at 2.25pm. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.    

Thursday 29 October, 7pm Ethnography, Authenticity and Song Nick Denes, co-director of the Palestine Film Foundation presents an evening of archival film and documentary shorts in response to Jumana Manna’s new work. Including films of Palestinian folk art and cultural expression alongside European ethnographic film, the programme engages with questions of authenticity in filmic representation. Selected films: Palestinian Visions, Adnan Mdanat, 1977, 30min; Jean Rouch, First Film: 1947 - 1991, Dominique Dubosc, 1991, 26min; Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me!, John Bishop & Harald Prins, 2003, 54min. Please note that the last screening before the event begins at 5:55pm. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.    

Tuesday 17 November, 7pm The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW Orientalist Genealogies: The Split Arab /Jew Figure Revisited Professor Ella Shohat, New York University, offers a genealogical reading of Orientalist visual culture and its shifting imaginary of Muslims and Jews in the wake of the Enlightenment and colonialism. Tracing contemporary depictions of the Arab /Jewish divide back to representations in 19th century painting and photographs, Shohat provides a historical lens to consider critical representations by contemporary artists such as Jumana Manna. Programmed in collaboration with The Mosaic Rooms – www.mosaicrooms.org. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.    

Thursday 26 November, 7pm Martin Stokes, King Edward Professor of Music at Kings College London, explores the history of musical tradition in Palestine, with reference to the archives of ethnomusicologist Robert Lachmann and the musical performances in Jumana Manna’s film. Please note that the last screening before the event begins at 5:55pm. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.       

Friday 4 December, 9-10.30am An early morning viewing of Jumana Manna’s exhibition, including an introduction to the show, with coffee and cakes generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. A screening of the film will start at 9:15amFree to attend, no booking required.     






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