Turquoise Elbow, 2015 Plaster, pigment, lacquer, custom steel stand Size: 31 x 11 x 31 cm (including stand) Edition of 7 + 2AP
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To accompany her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, Jumana Manna has produced a new limited edition artwork, Turquoise Elbow (2015).
With her sculptures, Manna investigates the historical and political resonance of materials and the physical relationships between objects and bodies, drawing from sources including archaeology, car mechanics and the cultural symbolism of Modernist architecture.
For her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery Manna has installed her new film, A magical substance flows into me, alongside a series of sculptures. These hollow plaster forms resemble discarded, vessel-like artifacts, which carry an anthropomorphic charge. Presented in combination with plastic chairs and waste bins – the vernacular detritus of daily life – Manna’s sculptures articulate a set of contradictions that are also evidenced in the film, where impasse is contrasted with vitality and desire. Positioned amongst the bodies of the seated audience members, the sculptures extend the exploration of these ideas into a corporeal sphere.
For this exclusive new limited edition of cast plaster sculptures, titled, Turquoise Elbow, Manna has further developed the ideas explored in the works in her exhibition; this time working on a smaller scale, which suggests an even closer correlation with the human body.
Each edition is unique and handmade. Irregularities are an intentional part of the work.
Jumana Manna (b. 1987) lives and works in Berlin and Jerusalem. Selected exhibitions include Aftercinema, Beirut Art Center; Doubt of the Stage Prompter, Edit-Russ Haus für Medienkunst, Germany (both 2015); Menace of Origins, Sculpture Center, New York (2014); The Goodness Regime, Kunsthall Oslo; and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (both 2013). She participated in Meeting Points 7 (2013-4); the Sharjah Biennale; Performa 13, New York; Norwegian Short film Festival, Grimstad; the London Palestine Film Festival; and the International Film Festival, Rotterdam (all 2013). In 2012, Manna received the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s Young Palestinian Artist Award (first prize).