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

Sep 7, 2012 - Nov 11, 2012

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Jonathan Horowitz, Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, September 7 – November 11, 2012. Photo: Todd Owyoung.

Jonathan Horowitz, Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, September 7 – November 11, 2012. Photo: Todd Owyoung.

Jonathan Horowitz, Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, September 7 – November 11, 2012. Photo: Todd Owyoung.

Jonathan Horowitz, Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, September 7 – November 11, 2012. Photo: Todd Owyoung.Jonathan Horowitz, Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, September 7 – November 11, 2012. Photo: Todd Owyoung.Jonathan Horowitz, Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, September 7 – November 11, 2012. Photo: Todd Owyoung.

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JONATHAN HOROWITZ
YOUR LAND, MY LAND: ELECTION '12

This exhibition reconfigures a project by Jonathan Horowitz originally titled November 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 Raleigh; Hammer Museum; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston;Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; Telfair 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.

To post your comments on the presidential election and for more information on Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, please visit www.yourlandmyland.us.


PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN WATCH PARTIES 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 / MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 / TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
7:00 – 10:00 PM / DEBATES: 8:00 PM

Free and open to the public. Food truck on site.

We invite you to make CAM your go-to-place for watching the 2012 Presidential Election. 

October 11 – Vice Presidential Debate
October 22
– Final Presidential Debate
November 6
– Election Night / Museum will remain open until final results are declared. 

Need more information on the election or want to stay engaged? Visit Beyond November, a collaboration of trusted public media organizations: Nine Network of Public Media, the St. Louis Beacon, and St. Louis Public Radio. Beyond November acts as a resource for politics and public policy issues that matter to voters in the St. Louis region. 


Jonathan Horowitz was born in 1966 and lives and works in New York City.  His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland (2010); PS1 MoMA, New York; and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2009); and the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford (2003); and in group exhibitions such as Day of the Locust at White Flag Projects, St. Louis (2011); Secret Societies at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2011); Sudden White at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2008); and Lines, Grids, Stains, Words at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007).

This exhibition is organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and curated by Dominic Molon, Chief Curator.

Sponsors

Support for CAM’s exhibition program is provided by Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer P. Brown; William E. Weiss Foundation; and the Crawford Taylor Foundation. General operating support is provided by Whitaker Foundation; Regional Arts Commission; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Bank of America Charitable Foundation; Wells Fargo Advisors; Arts and Education Council; The Trio Foundation of St. Louis; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.