medium: black vinyl on floor/ wall
'FEMININE PRODUCT' DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Mans' quotes featured on gallery floor of 'feminine product' exhibition
BY WAY OF magazine has teamed up with 16 female artists in Downtown LA to bring us FEMININE PRODUCT: An Exhibition of Women’s Work.
Curated by Arielle M. Myers of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, artist Lynsday Milton Elkin, and BY WAY OF’s editor in chief, Sarah Kim, the exhibition explores topics such as male desire, and the ways in which women have been objectified or used as canvases for consumerism – despite the countless influential women who, throughout history, have broken down the many barriers placed in our way.
FEMININE PRODUCT featured the talented artists and photographers: TK Anderson, Arvida Byström, Kathryn Chadason, Carmen Chan, Sally Chung, Vanessa Yuri Chung, Sara Clarken, Kristine Cofsky, Lyndsay Milton Elkin, Malie Huffman, Tara Johnson, Jasmine Mans, Elise R. Peterson, Anne J. Regan, Erin M. Riley, and Shawna X. BY
Activate: Market Street 11 DownTOWN NEWARK GALLERY AFErRO art exhibition
MANS' QUOTES FEATURED ON GALLERY WALL OF 'Activate: Market Street 11 ' EXHIBITION
Activate: Market Street 11 is a collaborative exhibition between Alex Scott Cumming, Jasmine Mans, and Ngu Asongwed. The exhibition includes "67BRXSQAD”, Ngu Asongwed’s ongoing video journal derived from footage of Newark, some shot by Asongwed himself and other historical, is presented within a “living room”. Locations in the footage, a
continuous loop, are will be familiar to local viewers. This contrast of sculpture and film act as the “memory of the present” written of by Paolo Virno in Déjà Vu and the End of History and a “historical a priori” of Michel Foucault in Archaeology of Knowledge. The words of Jasmine Mans, a poet, are presented in a second installation of banners and shapes. Banners and shapes meet text to address our ability to speak and define experience as individuals and communities. The final installation is a structure resemblant of Pennsylvanian coal mine tipples as photographed by Bernd and Hilla Becher. The structure is built replicating the seemingly spontaneous construction of these tipples, some built by miners for mines abandoned during the Great Depression. In addition to the structure, this installation includes New Jersey state law books. As whole, Activate: Market Street 11 presents interpretations of memory, language, labor, and law in poetry. sculpture, and video. - GALLERY AFERRO