BAR Magazine

Issue 02

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In Conversation: Juan Obando on “Full Collabs”

20 April 2018

Juan Obando joins in conversation with BAR about his most recent body of work, “Full Collabs” inside the Distillery Gallery. Through immersive installation, interactive sculpture, video, and even a karaoke machine, Obando urges viewers to examine their active and passive roles within the circular logic of capitalism. By co-opting and repositioning the symbolism associated with brands, apps, songs, and objects, Obando highlights the tensions between public and private signaling modeled by social media and digital imagery within neoliberal structures.