Living in Panama, Artists Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker | Guggenheim UBS MAP
Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker
Donna Conlon, b. 1966, Atlanta; Jonathan Harker, b. 1975, Quito, Ecuador | live and work in Panama City
Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, who also exhibit individually, have worked together since 2006, often using a playful approach to address serious sociopolitical themes in their videos. Specifically, they examine contradictions in the construction of Panamanian national identity, as well as political and societal disparities between Central America and the United States. In Drinking Song (2011), the style of which is reminiscent of a television advertisement, the U.S. national anthem is played on Panamanian beer bottles and cans. While the video has a humorous aspect, it also offers a sharp critique of U.S. imperialist interventions into Panama.
Dispatch: Panama November 7, 2014 Pablo Léon de la Barra's seventh report from his research travel across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to key sites in Panama. Here at the continental crossroads, young artists, curators, and gallerists work against a backdrop of colonial-era houses, high-rise towers, and the century-old Panama Canal. More
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Himno a la ironía La Prensa Panamá, July 3, 2014 Los visitantes, especialmente estadounidenses, que hayan pasado por el museo Guggenheim de Nueva York a conocer la colectiva Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today (Bajo el mismo sol: arte actual de Latinoamérica), habrán escuchado una versión más que particular de su himno nacional. More