Aug 26th 2016

For the third year in a row, Mana will host The Industry of the Ordinary Summer School and final group exhibition. The program provides young artists working in performance, installation, and other non-traditional mediums extensive opportunities to develop their practice through in-progress presentations, peer-led critiques, visiting artist workshops, and formal group exhibitions.

Industry of the Ordinary’s long history of immersive and interactive pedagogy has led to several generations of students becoming collaborators and engaged partners within their practice, and the Industry of the Ordinary Summer School seeks to continue this tradition outside of the sometimes constraining structure of institutionalized academia.

This residency program will emphasize the importance of continued discourse between student, peer, and faculty post-institution, as well as prepare students for exhibitions and public discourse. In keeping with IOTO’s catholic interests, a variety of contemporary art-making strategies in a range of media will be presented during the first group sessions, often using IOTO’s manifold creative approaches as the starting point of examination. After this initial immersion, students will work on their own projects, meeting regularly with IOTO to facilitate these endeavors.

Initially a three week program, the residency structure will include group meetings, one-on-one meetings, and a professional development lecture. Participation from visiting artists and professionals in the form of workshops, lectures and other presentations will be included within this structure.*

The program that begins August 7th 2016 will culminate in this final public group exhibition featuring, Mina Büker, Cassandra Davis, Taylor Edin, Jesús Hilario, Cynthia Post Hunt, Nate Juncer, Marlo Koch, Jiwon Liu, Cassandra Meek, Claire Morton, Naoki Nakatani, Olivia Page, Matthew Robinson, Emma Saperstein, Alex van Dorp, Erika van Veggel, Ty Wubbenhorst

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