Jennifer Dalton & William Powhida

Jennifer Dalton & William Powhida

Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida make individual artwork as well as work together on an ongoing collaborations that trace their personal and professional relationships to the art world and society. They began working together in 2008 during the financial crisis and their first collaborative project was a set of satirical recession-themed condolence cards, which gave way to a more exhaustive inquiry into the art market system. They developed #Class, a month-long series of discussions, performance and events on the themes of hierarchies, access and power, programmed via an open call at Winkleman Gallery in 2010.

Critic Holland Cotter said “Bottom line: artists are artists’ best friends, and there should be more gatherings like this one,” in his review of the show in the New York Times. They continued the discussion with #Rank at an alternative fair during Miami’s art fair week. They then presented “The Failure Desk” where they hosted anonymous small-scale focus groups at Lu Magnus Projects. Subsequently, they helped form FIPCA, an satirical artist collective inspired by Occupy Wall Street, which produced an all-day variety show “Telethon for the 1%.” Month2Month marks the first collaboration for the artists since 2012.

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