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Jonathan Horowitz: Your Land/My Land: Election ‘12

Fall 2012

 

This exhibition reconfigures a project by Jonathan Horowitz originally titledNovember 4, 2008 and presented at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in New York during the previous American Presidential election. It was a montage of sculpture, photographs, and video that organized the gallery space into red and blue zones to reflect the American color-coding of its bipartisan political system. Central to the entire exhibition was the actual space of the gallery, a room that the artist subdivided into contrasting sections that also functioned as a comfortable place from which to view two centrally suspended televisions—back to back—one broadcasting programming on Fox News and the other programming on CNN. The exhibition—which will be presented simultaneously at other institutions in the United States (Contemporary Art Museum RaleighHammer MuseumContemporary Arts Museum Houston;Utah Museum of Contemporary ArtTelfair Museums; and New Museum)—will transform CAM’s lobby into a space for collective reflection on the election process, for shared social experience, and for dialogue and exchange.