That’s not it

Curated by Alex Czetwertynski
August 19–September 2, 2017

Mana BSMT presents That’s not it, a group exhibition that plays with our need to categorize art practices, but insists on the “tip-of-the-tongue” feeling we all have when confronted with the endless range of so-called “post-new media art.” Spread across the entire basement (BSMT) level of Mana Contemporary, the show uses BSMT’s versatile studio environment as exhibition space, combining works that range from interactive sound work to machine vision and moving light sculptures. Featuring new work by guest artists as well as by BSMT artists-in-residence, and framed in the context of the Mana BSMT’s New Media Program, That’s not it wraps digital practices in a loose net, but falters when asked: “what is it?” Learn more at manacontemporary.com/thatsnotit.

Exhibition artists from the BSMT New Media Program include:
Bradley Bowers, Matthias Brown, Sam Cannon, James Clar, Alex Czetwertynski, Pablo Gnecco, Harald Haraldsson, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Thoka Maer, Sarah Rothberg, Freeka Tet, and Hayden Zezula.

Guest exhibition artists include:
Christine Renee, Dave & Gabe, Yeseul Song, GEORGIA, Vincent Houzé, Raven Kwok, Ezra Miller, and Corentin Dombrecht.

An opening reception for That’s not it will be held on Saturday, August 19, from 5pm to midnight at Mana BSMT (888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City) featuring performances by Christine Renee, GEORGIA, Freeka Tet, and Jessica Mitrani, followed by live DJ sets.

That’s not it is the second exhibition presented by the BSMT New Media Program (NMP), following the presentation of Surface from January 21–May 31, 2017, in the BSMT Gallery. Surface featured new experiential work by five artists-in-residence who work primarily as GIF artists: Matthias Brown (Traceloops), Sam Cannon, Julian Glander, Thoka Maer, and Hayden Zezula (Zolloc).

That’s not it is supported by GIPHY Arts.

About Alex Czetwertynski
Alex Czetwertynski is a digital artist and curator working in the fields of creative technology, interactive, and media arts. His practice includes large-scale immersive experiences, for which he designs and engineers interaction, motion and physical presence. Born in Belgium, he graduated from the University of Paris IV La Sorbonne with a Masters in Philosophy. Czetwertynski is the curator of Day for Night, a new kind of festival that combines headlining musicians with immersive art installations, transforming live music production by introducing new sensory experiences. He has collaborated with artists such as Doug Aitken, Jessica Mitrani, threeasfour and Orlan. His work has been shown at the Jewish Museum and the FIAF in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Théâtre de la Cité in Paris, the Confort Moderne in Poitiers, Mana Contemporary in New Jersey, the Museum of Literature in Warsaw and the Museum Ludwig in Budapest. He is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. To learn more, visit alexczetwertynski.com.

More information: manacontemporary.com

Yeseul Song, Glow Box, 2017 - That's not it
Yeseul Song, Glow Box, 2017 – That’s not it
Alex Czetwertynski, Photoperiod, 2015 - That's not it
Alex Czetwertynski, Photoperiod, 2015 – That’s not it
Vincent House, Fluid Structure, 2017 - That's not it
Vincent House, Fluid Structure, 2017 – That’s not it
Jakob Steensen, Terratic Animism, 2017 - That's not it
Jakob Steensen, Terratic Animism, 2017 – That’s not it

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