RLWindow - ONTOPO : ¿Hablas Turista?
May 15 - Aug 15 2019
- 24 days left
RYAN LEE is pleased to announce ONTOPO : ¿Hablas Turista? organized by Jon Santos with sitespecific
photographic window installations by Priscilla Jeong, Kamau Patton, and Amy Yao from May 15
to August 15. Performances by Keetin Mayakara, Juri Onuki, and Kamau Patton will take place during the
opening reception and in the gallery space. The project is site responsive to RLWindow designed to engage
High Line visitors and tourists through architecture, performance, and participation. The RLWindow can
be viewed on the High Line at 26th Street overlooking the gallery.
ONTOPO is an on-going series of performative and participatory projects based on collective creative
exchange. The project reimagines the relationship between creating and consuming, author and audience,
with a multi-faceted embrace of visual art, cuisine, design, sound, architecture, and performance.
project’s core is the willingness to experiment and the collective energy of contributing artists from different
regions. Each site creates freedom from familiar constraints allowing for more present participation
among artists and audience.
ONTOPO : ¿Hablas Turista? meaning “Do You Speak Tourist?” references a project Priscilla Jeong
and Amy Yao created in Tulum, Mexico. They spontaneously assembled for recreation, contemplation,
rest, artistic production, and performance. In this context, the artists’ surroundings and their temporary
community informed the works. The artists reconsider their voices and modes of production outside their
studio within the dynamic context of localism and tourism. Juri Onuki and Kamau Patton participated in
the Magick City and Catskills Zen Do ONTOPO projects respectively. Collectively the artists’ experiences
and works fold into the RLWindow site and project series.