Your Land / My Land

About

“Your Land / My Land: Election ’12” is an installation by Jonathan Horowitz occurring simultaneously at 7 museums across the country. The installation provides a space for people to gather, watch coverage of, and talk about the presidential election. At each location, red and blue area rugs divide the exhibition space into opposing zones, reflecting America’s color-coded, political, and cultural divide. Back-to-back monitors are suspended between the carpets, with one broadcasting a live feed of Fox News, the other of MSNBC. When “Your Land / My Land” opens, a portrait of President Obama, as the representative of all Americans, hangs between the red and blue zones, and a portrait of Mitt Romney sits on the floor. On election night, each venue will host an election returns events. If Obama wins, the position of the two portraits will remain the same. Should Obama be unseated, their positions will be switched.

About

“Your Land / My Land: Election ’12” is an installation by Jonathan Horowitz occurring simultaneously at 7 museums across the country. The installation provides a space for people to gather, watch coverage of, and talk about the presidential election. At each location, red and blue area rugs divide the exhibition space into opposing zones, reflecting America’s color-coded, political, and cultural divide. Back-to-back monitors are suspended between the carpets, with one broadcasting a live feed of Fox News, the other of MSNBC. When “Your Land / My Land” opens, a portrait of President Obama, as the representative of all Americans, hangs between the red and blue zones, and a portrait of Mitt Romney sits on the floor. On election night, each venue will host an election returns events. If Obama wins, the position of the two portraits will remain the same. Should Obama be unseated, their positions will be switched.

LOCATIONS

LOCATIONS

September 7 – November 11, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO

September 7 – November 11, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO

September 22 – November 12, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

September 22 – November 12, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

September 29 – November 11, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX

September 29 – November 11, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX

September 30 – November 18, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

September 30 – November 18, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

October 5 – November 24, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

October 5 – November 24, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

October 10 – November 18, New Museum, New York, NY

October 10 – November 18, New Museum, New York, NY

October 12 – November 11, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA

October 12 – November 11, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA

MAP

MAP

LATEST PRESS

LATEST PRESS

CALENDAR

CALENDAR

October 3
First Presidential Debate
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

October 3
First Presidential Debate
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

October 11
Vice Presidential Debate
Centre College, Danville, Kentucky

October 11
Vice Presidential Debate
Centre College, Danville, Kentucky

October 12
Voter Registration Ends

October 12
Voter Registration Ends

October 16
Second Presidential Debate
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

October 16
Second Presidential Debate
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

October 22
Third Presidential Debate
Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida

October 22
Third Presidential Debate
Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida

November 6
Election Night

November 6
Election Night

CREDITS

CREDITS

www.yourlandmyland.us is an online project by Jonathan Horowitz made for the exhibition “Your Land / My Land: Election ’12.” All content rights are reserved by the artist. Exhibition images courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
Art Direction & Graphic Design: Laurenz Brunner, Geoff Han Site built by: Jonas Lund
www.yourlandmyland.us is an online project by Jonathan Horowitz made for the exhibition “Your Land / My Land: Election ’12.” All content rights are reserved by the artist. Exhibition images courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
Art Direction & Graphic Design: Laurenz Brunner, Geoff Han Site built by: Jonas Lund