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Political Sideshow 2016: From “Bitch” to (Big) “Nuts” and Beyond curated by Jane Caputi & AdrienneRose Gionta at the Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space
Gallery exhibits compile election-year insults old and new via Southflorida.com
Political Sideshow 2016: From “Bitch” to (Big) “Nuts” and Beyond Brings together the work of election campaign paraphernalia and contemporary artworks by Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, Pip Brant, Jamilah Sabur and Veronica Mills, Aurora Molina & Randy Burman examining the current presidential campaign as the “sideshow” to the main electoral event. It samples the vivid, angry, accusatory, often bigoted, vulgar and offensive merchandise and internet images and memes produced in response to the 2016 election. This exhibit does not encompass the entire range of available content, but features those that address social status factors, including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexuality, age, religion and class, speaking to the ways these issues are at play in the election. The hope is to further ongoing public discussion about engaged citizenship, civil discourse, democratic values, social justice, community amidst differences, and the past, present and future of what is commonly understood as a shared American dream of equality, freedom and prosperity. The exhibition is the brainchild of co-curator and FAU professor Jane Caputi, Ph.D (Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies )n conjunction with FAU alum and adjunct professor AdrienneRose Gionta, MFA, (Visual Arts) the exhibition’s designer and co-curator.