Thu, 09/13/2012 (All day) - Sat, 10/27/2012 (All day)
Campaign Re/Form: Artists Reimagine the Election Process
Where |Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market St
About This Event
Since the first televised American presidential debate in 1960, in which Kennedy and Nixon faced off, political campaigns have evolved into multi-million dollar spectacles. Social media and marketing play an increasing role in a candidate's public image, and performance has become king. This exhibition will transform the GRACE gallery into a provocative, artful interpretation of a campaign office, in which well-known area artists will produce and manipulate components fo the office in surprising ways. Artist-designed campaign marketing materials, including bunting, posters, and photographs, will further explore the concept of political campaigns, and their implications for the nation at large. Viewer participation will be solicited through interactive components, including a modern variant on an old-fashioned voting booth, designed to encourage feedback and incorporate the viewer into the exhibition.
Guest-curated by performance artist Holly Bass in tandem with GRACE, the exhibition will incorporate work by critically-acclaimed D.C. artist Renee Stout, D.J. Spooky, Wilmer Wilson IV, and additional individual artists. On the eve of the 2012 presidential election, Campaign Re/Form boldly explores political strategies and expression, reimagining the GRACE gallery along with the campaign process itself.