Chapel Hill, NC
The first installation, Challenging Power, included examples of art works that both record and encourage resistance to the socio-political status quo through actions like demonstrations, rebellions, and civil disobedience. Electing Power more specifically examined aspects of democratic processes, such as campaigning, corruption, and celebrations. The final installation, Maintaining Power, illustrates the ways in which artists track the day-in, day-out system of governing, including the debates of legislative sessions, the cultivation of foreign policy, and the role of bureaucracy.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.