Elections #1: Organizing by artists
Hopefully, I'll finish a slew of election-related pieces by Tuesday.
Artnet has a great piece, "From Coast to Coast, Here’s How Artists Are Mobilizing Before the Midterm Elections," about various initiatives by artists concerning Tuesday's election. Among others I like:
1. "For Freedoms: 50 State Initiative," Various Locations
Carrie Mae Weems, With Democracy in the Balance There Is Only One Choice (2018)
2. Plastic Jesus' graffiti stencil of a polling station (which should be utilized in a more general campaign focused on voter suppression)
“Plastic Jesus: VOTE," Melrose and North Stanley Avenues, Los Angeles
3. The opening installation for the new "Center for Contemporary Political Art" in DC. (For years, I've argued there needs to be a systematic capturing and display of such in DC, recording protests, etc.) as part of a "local history" museum. Also see "" ()
“Defining the Art of Change in the Age of Trump,” he Center for Contemporary Political Art in Washington, DC
4. The re-display of a 1990 work, " Untitled (Questions)," by Barbara Kruger, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Photo: Elon Schoenholz, courtesy of MOCA.
The article also discusses work other than installations including canvassing and rallies and seminars and performances.