JERSEY CITY, NJ, April 26, 2016—Mana Contemporary is pleased to present Everything you are I am not, a selection of key works of Latin American contemporary art from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection, curated by London- based art historian, patron, and collector Catherine Petitgas. Previously shown at Mana’s Wynwood location for Miami Art Week, the exhibition will be presented in Mana’s 50,000-square-foot Glass Gallery from May 1 – August 1, 2016.
The title of the exhibition, borrowed from a work by Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas, alludes to the common practice among contemporary artists from the region to subvert the canons of mainstream art to produce thought-provoking, often humorous works. With 60 pieces by more than 30 artists, the exhibition will explore several different facets of this approach. Highlights include a focus on ‘experimental’ drawing with individual displays by artists such as Eduardo Basualdo, from Argentina; Mateo López and Nicolás Paris from Colombia; decon- structed painting and sculpture with large-scale displays by Brazilian artists Leda Catunda, Adriano Costa, Maria Nepomuceno, Erika Verzutti, and Cuban artists Los Carpinteros, among others; and a strong emphasis on street art and urban culture, with large-scale participa- tive installations by Os Gêmeos and Paulo Nazareth from Brazil, and individual displays by Mexican artists Pedro Reyes, Moris, and Edgardo Aragón. With a mix of works by established and emerging artists in a wide range of media, Everything you are I am not offers a fascinating survey of current contemporary practices in Latin America.
About the Tiroche DeLeon Collection
The Tiroche DeLeon Collection was founded in 2011 by Serge Tiroche and Russ DeLeon with a focus on the up and coming art scenes of Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. The first art fund modelled on a private collection, it maintains a strong emphasis on investigation, acquisitions from the primary market and a solid bond with artists, notably through a program of residencies. The collection boasts over 400 works by both established and emerging artists from all over the world, including about a third from Latin America.
About Mana Contemporary
Founded in 2011, Mana Contemporary is a leading arts destination dedicated to celebrating the creative process. Headquartered in a former tobacco warehouse in Jersey City, Mana unites artists’ studios, exhibition spaces, and ancillary services in a single location, facilitating conversation and collaboration among its burgeoning creative community. Together with its sister campuses in Chicago and Miami, Mana serves as a lively center for all members of the art world. Mana Contemporary is home to the Richard Meier Model Museum, Ayn Foundation, the International Center of Photography, The Florence Academy of Art, Gary Lichtenstein Editions, Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Armitage Gone! Dance, Keating Foundry, Shen Wei Dance Arts, Mana Urban Arts Project, and many others. For additional information, please visit manacontemporary.com.