musée d'art contemporain
de Bordeaux


23.11.2017 -> 04.02.2018


As part of The Economy of Living Things, a proposal for the Satellite programme 2017 by Osei Bonsu.



Jumana Manna works primarily with film and sculpture. Her work addresses the body, nationalism, history and the construction of community.
Manna’s moving image work explores the ways in which power is articulated through relationships.
With her sculptures, she investigates the historical and political resonance of materials and the physical relationships between objects and bodies, drawing from sources including archaeological artefacts, car mechanics and the cultural symbolism of Modernist architecture.
The sculptures can be seen as abstractions, and allegorical interventions, whose wide variety of materials have included seatbelts from car morgues, waxed egg cartons, fake bricks, and skin-coloured silicon shrouds. They play with dualities of animate versus inanimate, surface versus structure, theatricality and the real.
If her films are the unfolding of images into timebases narratives, the sculptures are condensations of similar thematics into singular forms.

Jumana Manna, born 1987, is an American born Palestinian artist based in Berlin. She is a graduate of CalArts (MA) and a graduate of both the National Academy of the Arts Oslo (BA) and the Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design in Jerusalem (BA).
Selected solo exhibitions include “Menace of Origins” at the Sculpture Center in New York (2014), “Untitled” at CRG Gallery in New York (2013). Selected group shows include “Fortrolighet at the Hydrogenfabrikken kunsthall in Fredrikstad (2014), Take Liberty!” at The National Museum of Contemporary Art Norway (2014), “Meeting Points” at the Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp (2013), “Mixed Cities” at the Tel Aviv Museum (2013) and “The Spring Exhibition” at Kunsthal Charlottenberg in Copenhagen (2011).

Curator: Osei Bonsu


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The exhibition is co-produced by the Jeu de Paume; the Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques and the CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux.

The Friends of CAPC contribute to the production of works in the Satellite programme



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