Tropticon, Aluminum, polycarbonate sheets, one-way vision perforated vinyl, wood12 × 16 × 10 feet
Photography by Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan

For Tropticon, Joiri Minaya appropriates a retail backyard greenhouse and cloaks it in one-way perforated vinyl printed with pixelated botanical images. The installation poses questions of visibility—from the outside the interior will be obscured, whereas from within the piece will function as a panopticon—while destabilizing the greenhouse’s function as colonial repository of tropical plants.


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2022 Billboard above Socrates Sculpture Park entrance, color abstract gouche by Joiri Minaya
From the Marooned Picturesque series (Socrates), 2022Vinyl print 10 × 28 feet

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