Mana Contemporary welcomed 500 guests for a VIP preview dinner to inaugurate its 2015 Miami Art Week programming. Hosted by Moishe Mana, Eugene Lemay, Jorge Pérez, Billie Milam Weisman, and Serge Tiroche, the evening included a special performance by the Miami Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Eduardo Marturet and featuring pianist Lola Astanova. Honored artists included Ed Ruscha, Carlos Garaicoa, and Eduardo Basualdo.
Following the dinner, guests had first access to three of the world’s top modern art collections as well as to the recently completed 140,000 square foot Mana Wynwood Convention Center. Exhibitions were open to the public and included: Made in California: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, A Sense of Place: Selections from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, and Everything you are I am not: Latin American Art from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection.
Concurrently, The Bushwick Collective Block Party, presented by Mana Urban Arts Project and Basel House, opened to the public at the RC Cola plant, celebrating the open air monument to the graffiti community. The party featured live graffiti painting throughout its four day run.