5–6 pm ET
Jonathan Harker (L) and Donna Conlon. (Luis Cantillo, @elecantillo)
In the Studio: Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker
Americas Society hosts the artist duo on Instagram Live to discuss their practice in relation to the exhibition, Tropical Is Political.
Artists Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker will be in conversion with Rachel Remick, assistant curator of Visual Arts. This program will be held in conjunction with our current exhibition, Tropical Is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime. Conlon and Harker will discuss their works in the exhibition as they relate to their artistic practice.
Join us live on Instagram from your cell phone, or watch on YouTube after, for a series of remote visits to artists' studios to bring Americas Society's Visual Arts public programs to your home. Check out the series playlist.
About the artists:
Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker have been collaborating since 2006. Their videos playfully comment on national identity, mass consumerism, climate, and social behavior. They have shown their collaborations in exhibitions such as: Stayin' Alive, Another Space, NY (2020); Secret Passages, Kadist, San Francisco (2018); Prospect 4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, New Orleans (2017); Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Los Angeles (2017); Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2014); and Essays on Geopoetics, the 8th Mercosur Biennale, Porto Alegre, Brazil, (2011).
Their work is included in collections such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Tate Modern, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, the Kadist Art Foundation, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, and the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection in the Museum of Art, Lima.
With Casa Santa Ana, they lead Voces en Acción, a workshop for emerging artists in Panama centered on experimentation, constructive criticism, and community building.
They are represented by Diablo Rosso, Panamá
More digital content from Visual Arts at Americas Society:
- Check out the current exhibition Tropical Is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime.
- Check out the current iteration of our Flag Series: nibia pastrana santiago –
YOUR ISLAND HERE.
- Read about the previous exhibition Geles Cabrera: Museo Escultórico.
- Read the exhibition catalogue for This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975.
- Watch videos of recent events:
In the Studio Series
Major support for Tropical Is Political in both Americas Society and MAC is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The presentation of Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; by Etant donnés Contemporary Art, a program from Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, Ford Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL, and ADAGP; and by the Smart Family Foundation of New York. Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle contributors: Estrellita B. Brodsky, Virginia Cowles Schroth, Emily A. Engel, Diana Fane, Galeria Almeida e Dale, Isabella Hutchinson, Carolina Jannicelli, Vivian Pfeiffer, Phillips, Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti, Erica Roberts, Sharon Schultz, Diana López and Herman Sifontes, and Edward J. Sullivan. The presentation of the exhibition at MAC in San Juan is made possible by support from the Teiger Foundation.