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Mana Contemporary's New Exhibit To Showcase Video Art From The Richard J. Massey Collection


JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mana Contemporary presents The Imaginary, The Symbolic, and The Real, an exhibition of video works from the Richard J. Massey Collection, from November 4, 2012 – January 4, 2013.

"We are honored to host this incredible collection of video works," says Mana Contemporary founder Eugene Lemay. "For Mana Contemporary to present such seminal video art further establishes our center's presence in the Greater New York art community."

The exhibition features important film and video works by artists Eve Sussman, Edith Dekyndt, John Gerrard, Brent Green, Melanie Manchot, Robin Rhode, and Matt Saunders. Mana Contemporary will provide viewers with a personal, uninterrupted experience with each film by building several private screening rooms. Several of the artists will be in attendance at the opening to speak about their work.

Included in the exhibit is Sussman's acclaimed work 89 Seconds at Alcazar, which premiered at the 2004 Whitney Biennial. The 12-minute loop is an exquisite re-creation of the moments leading up to and immediately following the scene portrayed in the renowned masterpiece Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor) painted by the Spanish artist Diego Velazquez in 1656. Gerrard's Cuban School creates a virtual site visit of a derelict school on the outskirts of Havana that houses 75 children.

Mana Contemporary will open the exhibit to the public on Sunday, November 4, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and provide free transportation to and from the event from Manhattan. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF). For more information, please visit


Mana Contemporary is a groundbreaking destination bringing together artists, collectors, galleries, dealers and institutions into one core with the purpose of advancing relationships and creating a single community. Mana Contemporary's large-scale exhibition, studio, and performance spaces present visitors with cutting-edge programming curated for the global stage. In addition, Mana Contemporary provides comprehensive art management services, including storage and handling. For more information about Mana Contemporary, visit


Dr. Richard J. Massey established a foundation to support fellowships in the arts and sciences. Massey is a member of the board of directors for the Armitage Foundation and the Metropolitan Opera in New York and a member of the committee for media and performance at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.


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