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. The initial exhibition 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 gallery space, 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. Your Land/My Land: Election ’12—which is presented simultaneously at other institutions in the United States (Contemporary Art Museum RaleighHammer MuseumContemporary Arts Museum Houston;Utah Museum of Contemporary ArtTelfair 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.

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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).

 Your Land/My Land: Election ’12 is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Dominic Molon, Chief Curator.

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