Freeman and Lowe’s work represents an alternative timeline of subcultural activities. Central to their parafictional project is a fictional city state called San San International, which has been the subject of eight installations and three films since 2008.
Jonah Freeman, b. 1975, Justin Lowe, b. 1976
Los Angeles and New York
The Richard Kelly Grant, New York, NY
BFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY
BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Scenario In The Shade, Red Bull Studios, New York, NY, 2015
Artichoke Undergound, Art Basel: Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland, 2013
2012 Diamond hidden in the Mouth of a Corpse, ISTANBUL'74, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012
Shadow Pool: A Natural History of The San San International, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
2008 Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, Marfa Ballroom, Marfa, TX, 2008
Their art practice conflates structural interventions with immersive installations, so it isn't surprising that Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe partnered with Turner Prize-winning British architecture collective Assemble for a panel discussion this past Frieze Week. Moderated by Karen Wong, Deputy Director of the New Museum and co-founder of NEW INC, and held at A/D/O, a creative space in Greenpoint that's an architectural wonder in its own right. TACTICS. MATERIALS. RESULTS was centered on the intersection of art and architecture and the radically different approaches that can be taken when combining the two.