Curated by Edoardo Monti

Mana Contemporary, Jersey City
October 18 – April 17, 2020

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Transatlantico, Italian word for a transatlantic ocean liner, communicates the nature of the exhibition curated by Edoardo Monti: a voyage across the ocean, with works that come from all over the world to be reunited inside Mana Contemporary, in Jersey City. A cultural bridge, connecting people and minds in a similar way to what has been built through more than three years of activity of Palazzo Monti - a cultural center and artist residency based in Brescia, Italy.

Monti’s curatorial concept is translated into the physical layout of more than 120 artworks in the show through an imaginary line that will run across the space, indicating the common element shared by each artist: their residency experience in the Palazzo, and their devotion to creativity and experimentation. The imaginary line serves as a starting point from which artworks are hung towards the ceiling and the floor, allowing each artist to express their practice with a variety of sizes, shapes and media.

Transatlantico, installation view, 2020. Photo credit: courtesy of the museum 
Hyun Cho, Hardcore Conceptual Lover #2​, 2020, resin on acrylic panel. Photo credit: courtesy of the museum 
Bea Bonafini, Triumph’s Head,​ 2018, mixed carpet inlay, pastel, wood. Photo credit: courtesy of the museum 
Transatlantico, installation view, 2020. Photo credit: courtesy of the museum 
Oren Pinhassi, Towel Snake ​(​White and Blue​), 2016, bath towel and plaster. Photo credit: courtesy of the museum 

Featured image: Maria Fragoso, Fluidos de amor, 2​020, colored pencil on paper. Photo credit: courtesy of the artist and 1969 Gallery

Here, in the building where Georges Bizet wrote his masterpiece Carmen in 1875, Matt Copson premieres a bildungsroman opera in three laser-projected parts: Age of Coming, Coming of Age and Of Coming Age. His opera tells the story of a baby at odds with a vengeful god, who tries to convince him that life is miserable and cruel, and nothing more. On view High Art, Paris
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand
Der Tank of the Art Institute, Basel
Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon
JTT, New York
Édouard Montassut, Paris
Avant-Garde Institute, Warsaw