Kunsthall Stavanger is delighted to present the exhibition Break, Take, Erase, Tally by Palestinian artist Jumana Manna, organized in partnership with MoMA PS1 in New York. Join us for the opening on Thursday, March 7 at 6 pm.
This major exhibition charts the artist’s multidisciplinary practice, which explores the paradoxical effects of preservation practices in agriculture, science, and the law. The exhibition at Kunsthall Stavanger brings together for the first time in Norway nearly 20 works including two recent films and a series of new and existing sculptures.
Jumana Manna: Break, Take, Erase, Tally is organized in partnership with Ruba Katrib, MoMA PS1 Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs. Curators of the exhibition at Kunsthall Stavanger are Hanne Mugaas, Director, and Heather Jones, Curator (Interim).
The exhibition at Kunsthall Stavanger is generously supported by Arts Council Norway, Fritt Ord, Bergesenstiftelsen, and Norske Kunstforeninger.
Jumana Manna is a visual artist and filmmaker. Her work explores how power is articulated, focusing on the body, land and materiality in relation to colonial inheritances and histories of place. Through sculpture, filmmaking, and occasional writing, Manna deals with the paradoxes of preservation practices, particularly within the fields of archaeology, agriculture and law. Her practice considers the tension between the modernist traditions of categorisation and conservation and the unruly potential of ruination as an integral part of life and its regeneration. Jumana was raised in Jerusalem and lives in Berlin.