Political Circus is comprised of three components (or rings) assembled together to present contemporary popular culture, art influenced by the current presidential election, and art reflecting politically motivated works of the past few decades.
RING I: Hating Hillary, Baiting Barack, and Mocking McCain presents a wide array of promotional and anti-promotional political materials selected to demonstrate racist, sexist, and misogynistic tendencies running rampant in the 2008 presidential election. This section is selected and thematically by FAU Women’s Studies Professor, Jane Caputi whose commentary accompany’s the objects.
RING II: Artists Weigh In presents the work of several contemporary American artists mostly from the southeast responding to an open call to artists to propose a work or installation influenced by the 2008 Presidential campaigns.
RING III: Reflections and Refractions is a selection of existing works that both generally and specifically reflecting on American politics, political figures and events. This group of works will be selected from area private collections by internationally recognized as well as lesser known artists.
Images: Sonya Clark’s Afro Bell; Hillary Coming; Alien Obama; Kate Kretz’s Untitled, (embroidery on deconstructed flag); Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung’s Residential / Erection, (still from an animated video), courtesy of the Artist and Postmasters, NY.
Florida Atlantic University Ritter Art Gallery
September 5 – November 1, 2008
Please come to the opening reception! I am gonna fly down for the symposium and the opening. Thank You Millions to FAU and Mr. Rod Faulds!