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.


Learn more about Minaya in our Artist Profile


Oct 7, 2018 – Mar 24, 2019 THE SOCRATES ANNUAL 2018