Race, resistance and revolution: what to expect from US art in 2020
January 6, 2020 - The Guardian, Nadja Sayej
In the months leading up to the election, museums and galleries across America will host a number of impassioned and political exhibitions.
There has been a surge in impassioned political art since the 2016 election, from public art at the border wall with Mexico, to billboard art across all 50 states and public podiums where consumers have been invited to voice their opinions (rather than use art as a backdrop for Instagram selfies). With all eyes on this year’s presidential election, it tracks that museums and galleries across America will be flooded with even more of it in the months prior. A great deal of the artwork going on view over the next 12 months will aim at raising awareness about the importance of voting. It might also sway voters towards a more sensible direction.
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