The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Presents
Democracy, citizenship, freedom
October 20, 2016 through January 8, 2017
Opening Reception, Sunday, October 16, 2 to 5 p.m.
with printmaking workshop 2 to 4:30 p.m. led by Self Help Graphics
S/Election addresses issues around citizenship that have been increasingly prominent leading up to the 45th presidential election. The constructs of citizenship are constantly shifting, especially in conversation with politically pressing issues such as voting rights, immigration reform, education reform, identity politics, and criminal justice. S/Election responds to various inquiries around citizenship such as, what does it mean to be an active citizen or exercise your rights, what does the status of “citizen” imply to those that are disenfranchised, displaced, immigrants, or refugees, and how does identity play into the privileges and/or duties of citizenship.
Artists: Aytaam Al Turab, James Berson, Marco Braunschweiler, Bethany Collins, Dorit Cypis, Timothy Durant, Kathie Foley-Meyer, Charles Gaines, Martin Gantman, Ramiro Gomez, Carla Jay Harris, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Olga Koumoundouros, Olga Lah, Mara Lonner, Narsiso Martinez, Jennifer Moon, Margaret Noble, Rubén Ortiz Torres, taisha paggett with WXPT, Leopoldo Peña, Linda Pollack, Jamie Powell, Neil Rivas, Andy Robert, Monica Rodriguez, Stephanie Sabo, Daniel Schwarz, Cintia Alejandra Segovia, Matt Sheridan, Jane Szabo, and Jody Zellen