LA’s Art Spaces Are Focusing on the Election
LOS ANGELES — As we approach perhaps the most consequential presidential election in many of our lifetimes, our right to vote has taken on a new urgency. Despite the sanctity of this civic duty, there are still millions of Americans who cannot legally vote. The majority of these are citizens under the age of 18, but this group also includes noncitizen residents; citizens in territories like Guam and Puerto Rico, who aren’t allowed to vote for president; incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals in some states; and those who are disenfranchised as a result of voter ID laws. It is to these people whom artist Aram Han Sifuentes aims to give a voice with “The Official Unofficial Voting Station,” now online at the Skirball Cultural Center.
Sifuentes, who came to the US with her family from South Korea when she was five, originally conceived of the project around the time of the 2016 election. “I wasn’t a citizen at the time,” she told Hyperallergic. “It was the first election where I felt a deep desire to […]