‘Of the people’ Shows How Americans Respond to Broken Election System (Through Sunday, July 31)

    Date: 06/17/2016 - 07/31/2016

    Time: All Day

    Price: Free


    Event Date(s) – June 17 – July 31
    Event Time(s) – 12-6PM

    92 Plymouth Street

    June 17 – July 31, 2016
    Opening reception: Saturday, June 18, 5-8pm

    The exhibition Of the people reflects of-the-moment political opinions shaping the 2016 presidential race in the United States. From radical posters, a letter writing campaign, and camera-ready announcement speeches to community-made documentary video and inspiration from a DIY catalog, artists have created projects that make space for public participation in a broken election system. Other artworks consider issues such as immigration and what it means to “Make America Great Again”, privacy and metadata collection, the economy and
    debt – all topics hotly debated on the televised stage and during the long primary season leading up to the Republican and Democratic conventions this summer. Election year concerns include ballot design, big money behind campaign finance, Super PACs, voter maps and the Oval Office. Collectively, these works offer critical perspectives on the current electoral process while challenging notions of American democracy today.

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