October 12, 2020

October 18th 2020—April 17th 2021

The first ever retrospective exhibition showcasing more than 130 artworks, curated by Edoardo Monti Palazzo Monti, artist residency based in Brescia, Italy, is excited to celebrate three years of activity with a show hosted at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. This first retrospective sees founder and director Edoardo Monti’s curatorial journey grow in partnership with an international cultural center. The exhibition aims to honor the over 150 artists that have been hosted and welcomed from every corner of the world to the residency in Brescia; mirroring this inclusive spirit within the hub of a global international creative community. Transatlantico, the Italian word for a transatlantic ocean liner, communicates the nature of the exhibition: a voyage across the ocean, with works that come from all over the world to be reunited under the same roof inside one of the most unique creative spaces in the US. This imaginary boat functions as a cultural bridge, connecting people and minds in a similar way to what has been built through more than three years of activity in Brescia. Monti’s curatorial concept will be translated into the physical layout of the 130 artworks in the show through an imaginary line that will run across the space, indicating the common element shared by each artist: their residency experience in the Palazzo, and their devotion to creativity and experimentation. The imaginary line serves as a starting point from which artworks are hung towards the ceiling and the floor, allowing each artist to express their practice with a variety of sizes, shapes and media. The show embodies the core values of Palazzo Monti, which are in line with Mana Contemporary’s mission: to offer significant opportunity to artists and creatives from all continents, working in a variety of media, looking beyond personal beliefs only to focus on the human self. Creating a safe space, building local and international bridges. and providing opportunities to host alumni have always been Monti’s priority, and it is deeply moving to be given this unique opportunity at Mana Contemporary. This is not an arrival point. It is simply the beginning of trans-national celebrations of the residency’s project and alumni. A great achievement, for which we thank each and every artist that has been part of this journey,