Art for a Democratic Society

United States

  • City, State: Oakland, CA
  • Geographic Location: North America


With its focus on handicraft and collaboration, Craftivism is winning votes in the election for "Official Art Movement of the Bay Area"...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 1:40 PM

Featured Community Voice: Art for a Democratic Society

Citizens in Oakland, California are casting their ballots in a unique election. Art Election is a participatory public art project by Oakland-based Art for a Democratic Society in which participants elect the "Official Art Movement of the Bay Area." In the running are six candidates: Church of the Holy Mist, Craftivism, Micromentalism, Postmodernism, Remodernism, and Tomorrowism. The following is a partial transcript of a debate between the incumbent, Postmodernism, and the two front-runners, Craftivism and Micromentalism, moderated by Art for a Democratic Society. Each candidate delivers its platform on women in the arts--making a case for why it should get the women's vote.

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