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.

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