Hyperallergic’s news team discusses the artistic track records of the Democratic candidates, creative projects combatting voter disenfranchisement, and more.
2020 presidential election
Buttons, Badges, and Delegate Hats: How Election Memorabilia Reflect the Democratic Process
In anticipation of an unusual election night and beyond, curators Lisa Kathleen Graddy, Claire Jerry and Jon Grinspan discuss their new (slower) practice of collecting political ephemera.
Want to Help Artists Phone Bank for Tuesday’s Election? Here’s How.
“Artists for Biden/Harris” has been training art workers across the country to make calls encouraging others to vote in the most consequential election of our lifetimes.
LA’s Art Spaces Are Focusing on the Election
From a voting station for those who can’t vote to a fascinating history of campaign ads in the US, artists in Los Angeles got you covered ahead of November 3.
Nina Katchadourian’s Tribute to Political “Roads Not Taken”
An intriguing meditation on the flawed two-party system, the power of Katchadourian’s Monument to the Unelected lies in its ability to confront us with alternative histories.
50 Artists Step Into the Role of President
Constance Hockaday invited 50 artists, including Miranda July, Mel Chin, and Coco Fusco, to deliver a five-minute presidential address.
The New York Times’s Embarrassing Presidential Endorsement Reality Show
The paper’s supposed act of transparency around its endorsement of Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren was in fact a cynical attempt to drum up interest amid low enthusiasm.
The Pitfalls and Performance of Virtue Signaling at the Democratic Debates
Every candidate likes to boast about themselves, but there’s an art to getting away with it.