The first open-call exhibition presented by Washington's new Center for Contemporary Political Art (CCPArt), invited artists from all fifty states and Puerto Rico to submit original work, challenging the artists to respond with art as powerful as the times are dangerous, to help Americans understand what's at stake - and why it's their duty to vote - in the November 2018 midterm elections.
With more than 500 submissions by almost 300 artists, CCPArt hopes that the Defining exhibition will lead to a redefinition of the role artists play in our society; identify the country's leading practitioners of political art; and demonstrate why political art should be recognized as a valued genre of American art in the twenty-first century.
See what the press has to say about the show:
From Controversial Cartoons to Political Purses, 5 Ways Artists are Getting People to Vote, Observer. October 30, 2018
Center for Contemporary Political Art, Lets Talk Art with Brooke. October 27, 2018
Drawing Dissent: Defining The Art Of Change In The Age Of Trump, The Georgetown Voice. October 12, 2018