DONNA CONLON & JONATHAN HARKER // GOTTA PLAY

Collaborative duo Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker kicked off the VASD Program’s Humor lecture series.

About the Lecture
Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker discussed their collaborative video work in which they playfully use the inherent properties of everyday objects to generate incisive and poetic social criticism. The lecture presented Conlon and Harker’s exploratory process, the influence of their geographic context, and the importance of elements such as sound, rhythm, narrative, and humor to create both a visual impact and sociopolitical commentary. Conlon and Harker’s VASD Program lecture was presented in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

About the Lecturers
Donna Conlon (Atlanta, 1966) and Jonathan Harker (Quito, 1975) live and work in Panama City, Panama. Conlon and Harker have exhibited their collaborations widely, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Pérez Art Museum, Miami; El Museo del Barrio, New York; and Palais du Tokyo, Paris. They have also participated in the 43rd Salón (Inter)Nacional de Artistas, Medellín, Colombia; Mercosur Biennale, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Pontevedra Biennale, Spain; and the Havana Biennale. Their collaborations are also included in public collections such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Tate Modern, London. Conlon and Harker are represented by Diablo Rosso Gallery, Panama.

Additional Events
The artists will also be participating in the following events:
Next Day Q&A Session
(RMCAD community only)
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Studio Visits with Current RMCAD Students
(RMCAD community only)
Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23, 2015

Biennial of the Americas exhibition Now? NOW!
Conlon and Harker are featured in the Biennial of the Americas’ central exhibition.
July 14, 2015 – August 30, 2015

MCA Denver’s Mixed Taste
Sonic Art & the Domino Effect
Bruce Odland & Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker
Thursday, July 23, 2015