Jumana Manna and Sven Johne

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Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg
Paperback, B+W, colour illustrations
Texts by Edit Molnár, Marcel Schwierin, Aleya Hamza, Nataša Ilić

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Jumana Manna

Plaster, pigment, lacquer, custom steel stand
Size: 31 x 11 x 31 cm (including stand)
Edition of 7 + 2AP

Standard price: £6,000

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Please note that, as is the norm for limited edition works, prices will increase as an edition sells out.

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.

To discuss availability, delivery options and to purchase please email us at editions@chisenhale.org.uk.

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).

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Jumana Manna
Friday 16 October

Friday 16 October 2015
Jumana Manna in conversation with Negar Azimi, Senior Editor of Bidounmagazine.

Thursday 26 November
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.

Tuesday 17 November 2015
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.

Stop Play Record: Jumana Manna Workshop

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.

Jumana Manna in conversation with Polly Staple

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

Art Place Open Weekend

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.

Jumana Manna in conversation with Negar Azimi

Friday 16 October, 12pm

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.    

Ethnography, Authenticity and Song

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.

Orientalist Genealogies: The Split Arab /Jew Figure Revisited

Tuesday 17 November, 7pm

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.

Martin Stokes explores the history of musical tradition in Palestine

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.