Mana Contemporary to Honor Marina Abramovic at Its First Annual Collectors Dinner to Coincide With New York's Armory Show

Feb 21, 2013, 14:48 ET from Mana Contemporary

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic performance artist Marina Abramovic, whose seminal body of work is best known for pushing physical and mental boundaries, will be honored at Mana Contemporary's First Annual Collectors Dinner, to be held on March 7, 2013 at Milk Studios in New York.

The exclusive dinner, held in collaboration with RBC Wealth Management, will gather 100 select collectors and arts professionals from all over the world. Acclaimed broadcast journalist Charlie Rose will host the celebration, which will include a conversation with Abramovic highlighting her outstanding career and achievements in the arts. The evening will also include a modern dance performance choreographed by Karole Armitage, whose company, Armitage Gone! Dance, has a state-of-the-art studio at Mana Contemporary.

Each year, Mana Contemporary will hold the Collectors Dinner in early March to coincide with the Armory Show art fair. The annual event will honor a prominent figure in the arts as selected by Mana's leadership.

"We look forward to bringing together distinguished collectors and arts professionals to honor Marina Abramovic," said Mana Contemporary founder Eugene Lemay. "This event will serve as an unofficial kickoff to the Armory Show for years to come."

About Mana Contemporary: 
Mana Contemporary is a groundbreaking cultural venue just minutes from Manhattan. Based on an integrated philosophy, the center provides services, spaces, and programming for artists, collectors, curators, performers, students and the greater community within a single location. Mana Contemporary is home to the Middle East Center for the Arts, the Carole Feuerman Foundation, the Eileen S. Kaminsky Foundation, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Armitage Gone! Dance. For more information about Mana Contemporary, visit

About RBC Wealth Management: 
In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets, LLC. is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges. RBC Wealth Management has more than $235 billion of assets under administration and nearly 2,000 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 42 states.

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