Installation I designed for Andrea Fraser’s Museums Money and Politics installation based on Geoff Kaplan ‘s Book design of the same name. Wall graphic contains 128 US museums in the 2016 election cycle and its aftermath. Each module contains an extensive amount of detailed data extracted from her book.
More on the book: 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics examines the intersection of electoral politics and private-nonprofit art institutions in the United States at a pivotal historical moment. In a massive volume that is both institutional critique and reference work, the artist Andrea Fraser documents the reported political contributions made by trustees of more than 125 art museums, representing every state in the nation, in the 2016 election cycle. With campaigning that featured attacks on vulnerable populations, the vilification of the media and “cultural elites,” and calls to curtail civil rights and liberties, the 2016 election cycle and its aftermath transformed national politics. It was also the most expensive election in American history, with over $6.4 billion raised for presidential and congressional races combined. More than half of this money came from just a few hundred people—many of whom also support cultural institutions and serve on their boards.
Vinyl Wall Graphic
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