Mixing Art and Politics

This is it, people. Election ’08 happens today. After you’re done voting, check out these art-related events around the city.

poster for Jonathan Horowitz

Jonathan Horowitz "Obama '08"

at Gavin Brown's Enterprise
in the Harlem, Bronx area
This event has ended - (2008-10-21 - 2008-11-15)

poster for

"After Work Election Hoedown" Party

at 3rd Ward
in the Bushwick area
This event has ended - (2008-11-04)

In In the News by Matt Schlecht 2008-11-04 print

Beginning at noon, Chin Chih Yang, whose roving street art project 2050 Dumbo was a highlight of this year’s Art Under the Bridge Festival, kicks off a new performance called America is Looking for a New Champion Magician: Obama or McCain? The event starts at Wall Street & Broadway and “walks” uptown. More info at 123 Soho.

Chin Chih Yang, ''America is Looking...''

The current Jonathan Horowitz exhibition at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise is all about Obama. Designed to coincide with the election, today is a perfect day to check out the show. After the polls close at 7, the gallery is hosting an election returns party with “Obama family chili, veggie burgers & dogs and beer.”

If your idea of democracy inherently includes scantily-clad dancing, then Pratt Manhattan Gallery is the place to be tonight. Visit “Party Headquarters” starting at 7 pm for burlesque dance performances, art and electoral college action.

In Brooklyn, 3rd Ward is hosting an “After Work Election Hoedown” from 6 pm “till the country turns blue.” There will be food, drinks, DJs and live screen-printing of Obama t-shirts. You probably don’t want to show up here with a McCain stencil.

Storefront for Art and Architecture

For the truly politically obsessed, Storefront for Art and Architecture is holding “an all-night election vigil,” complete with “large-screen CNN projection, 5 cable news channels, blogging stations and wi-fi for blog reading (and writing).” The event begins at 6 pm and guests are encouraged to bring their own food and sleeping bag. Coffee and croissants will be served the next morning at 7 am.

Matt Schlecht

Matt Schlecht. Matt is an editor and writer based in Brooklyn. He is also Co-Director of Horse+Dragon NYC, an organization that provides editorial, publicity and design services for artists and nonprofits. » See other writings

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