FEAR EATS THE SOUL at Occupy Mana: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy (Year 1) / by Tomas Vu

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Vu and Tiravanija’s FEAR EATS THE SOUL, an installation of silkscreen portraits on newsprint, paintings, live music by newly formed punk band, 3, and a t-shirt printing performance in addition to selections from Vu’s Dymaxion Chronofile opened at Mana Contemporary’s Glass Gallery on October 15, 2017 as part of the Brooklyn Rail‘s Rail Curatorial Project, Occupy Mana: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy (Year 1). T-shirts were printed on site in clay with “Up Against the Wall Motherfucker” and “Fear Eats the Soul” in front of a backdrop of portraits of characters from film, music, and other personalities of resistance. There was also a surprise performance by Jonas Mekas, often regarded as “the Godfather of American avant-garde cinema.”

On through December 15, 2017

Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306