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Past Event September 9, 2015 / 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Jumana Manna’s Blessed Blessed Oblivion
A short film from American-born Palestinian artist and sculptor Jumana Manna, Blessed Blessed Oblivion (2010) follows a young man to various locations in East Jerusalem, Manna’s hometown: a barbershop, a gym, a mechanic’s garage.
The male-dominated spaces are symptomatic of the protagonist’s misogynistic views and reflect the quotidian aspects of life in an occupied territory. The film also touches upon subjects that permeate the artist’s work: the body, nationalism, history, and community.
American-born Palestinian sculptor and filmmaker Jumana Manna studies the construction of human identity as it relates to historical narratives and subcultures. Her videos address morally suspect characters or events, while her sculptures are often disfigurements of everyday objects.
Manna has degrees from CalArts in Los Angeles, the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, and the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem.
May 1 / 6:00pm
Young Professionals Happy Hour
at Whitespace Gallery
Join other Young Professional members of Atlanta Contemporary for a special happy hour at Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park.
May 1 / 6:30pm
Fashion in Bloom
Presented by Dream Warriors Foundation
Dream Warriors Foundation presents Fashion In Bloom, a celebration of creative expression, bringing together local designers/makers who are moving the art of slow fashion forward with the local dance community in a unique fashion show experience.
May 9 / 7:00pm
Join Us for our Spring Exhibition Openings with solo shows by William J. O’Brien and Erin Jane Nelson. New Project Space exhibitions will open concurrently. Check our website for details!