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Pratt Manhattan Gallery Presents: Mediated Meditations

Mon, Jun 24 '19  –  Sat, Sep 7 '19
New York, NY, US

WHAT: Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents a multi-media group exhibition with a selection of Pratt Institute Fine Arts MFA sculpture alumni. The exhibition, titled Mediated Meditations, is curated by New York-based cultural anthropologist, curator, and essayist Niama Safia Sandy.

In Mediated Meditations, the selected works interrogate relationships with our bodies, nature, language, internet, culture, gender, sexuality - and overall and most importantly - our relationship to our humanity and ability to                            recognize another's. The artists challenge and reshape the genre of sculpture with unique material approaches to ask questions about our experience as humans. Additionally, the exhibition examines how technology can be                                      engaged as a material, used by the artists to create a means to order the world and solve problems, as well as navigate an artistic practice.

Art is a conduit for making sense of lived experiences which are often viewed through the prism of subcategories — the built environment, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and spirituality. In this exhibition, these categories inform the selected artists’ sensibilities, and the way they each manipulate their materials to observe, question and quantify the many states of the human condition.


WHEN:   Exhibition Dates: June 24 – September 7, 2019

Closing Reception: Thursday, September 5, 6 PM-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 AM - 6 PM, Thursday until 8 PM                                              

WHEREPratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor                           

ADMISSION: The event is free and open to the public.

SOCIAL MEDIA:    #MediatedMeditations @prattexhibits #prattfineart @prattfineart @soartpratt

PHOTOS: Images are available upon request. Please contact

FOR MEDIA QUESTIONS: Please contact Michael Blenner / (347) 439 2158


About Pratt Institute: Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

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