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PLAN YOUR VOTE is a 2020 visual arts initiative that harnesses the power of art to promote and encourage citizens to exercise their right to vote.

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Participating artists include Aaron Rose, Alina Perkins, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, American Artist, Amy Khoshbin, Amy Yao, Anna Sew Hoy, Barbara Kasten, Caitlin Keogh, Calida Rawles, Candida Alvarez, Christine Sun Kim, Davide Balula, Derrick Adams, Dyani White Hawk, Eileen Cowan, Elka Krajewska, Em Rooney, Guerrilla Girls, Isabel Yellin, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Jake Margolin, Jenny Holzer, Jesse Duquette, Jessica Rankin, Jim Hodges, Joseph Grigely, Julie Mehretu, Kambui Olujimi, Kamrooz Aram, Karen Finley, Kate Costello, Katherine Bernhardt, Keltie Ferris, Kennedy Yanko, Ken Okiishi, Laurie Simmons, Leidy Churchman, Luis Camnitzer, Macon Reed, Marc Hundley, Marcel Dzama, Mark Alice Durant, Mark Handforth, Marilyn Minter, Matthew Brannon, Megan Sant, Michael Stipe, Monument Lab (Paul Farber and Ken Lum), Morleigh Steinberg, Muna Malik, Nick Mauss, Nick Vaughan, Pam Lins, Paola Kudacki, Patti Smith, Paul Ramirez Jonas, RJ Messineo, Robert Davis, Robert Longo, Robert Wilson, Régime des Fleurs, Sally Mann, Sam Falls, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Sanford Biggers, Sebastian Kim, Stewart Uoo, Tanya Aguiñiga, Thomas Dozol, Todd Selby, Tom Burr, Vicki DaSilva, Vincent Valdez, Wangechi Mutu, and Xylor Jane.

Plan Your Vote artwork by, from top: Calida Rawles, Anna Sew Hoy, Caitlin Keogh, Wangechi Mutu, Alina Perkins, Guerrilla Girls, Sally Mann, Paola Kudacki, Isabel Yellin, Barbara Kasten, Karen Finley and Amy Khoshbin. Images courtesy and © the artists and Plan Your Vote.


In conjunction with her installation AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL at Duke HouseNYU’s Institute of Fine Arts on the Upper East Side—Amy Yao will join exhibition co-curator Kolleen Ku for an artist talk and conversation.


Tuesday, September 10, at 6:30 pm.

Great Hall, Institute of Fine Arts

1 East 78th Street, New York City.

From top: Amy Yao; Amy Yao, Authorized Personnel, NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 2019, installation views, staircase photograph by N. L. Roberts. Images courtesy and © the artist and the photographers.

WEEKLY WRAP UP | DEC. 9-13, 2014


Allan Kaprow

This week on the blog we visited the new exhibition Paris De Noche at Night Gallery; we had a review on the last days at Art Basel Miami; we passed by Faire des Fleurs, a show curated by Camille Azaïs at Florence Loewy;  we heard about a new limited edition: Initiation; and we finally saw Pacific Sun, a stop-motion film by photographer Thomas Demand.



When I first thought about an exhibition at Night Gallery my instinct was to tear down all the walls, which I thought created difficult triangular areas and didn’t offer long distance viewing of the work that would be possible in an emptier space. I proposed this idea to Mieke and Davida who both considered it but ultimately didn’t want to make such a dramatic change. They had a hand in the design of the space with architect Peter Zellner and had invested a lot of emotion and money into it. 


The odd angles of the plan and my desire to see work from far away reminded me somehow of my longstanding interest in urban planning and how it relates to hanging an exhibition. Unable to do a destructive renovation à la Haussmann, I realized that I could just think on a different scale about the space to afford the views I wanted. I started to think of Amy’s Ladder as an Eiffel Tower and she had also mentioned making some kind of fountain. I also wanted to make a series of paintings that look like building facades and show them all in a row, and could imagine looking down a boulevard of paintings with Ladder-Monument at the end of it. Each artist of the group show could create different “arrondissements” of work, connected across the oddly angled vistas. 



The title Paris de Noche contains references to the nature of the neighborhood around Night Gallery, of art galleries as a spearhead of gentrification (Haussmanization?) of industrial and traditionally Mexican neighborhoods, to the joyful cynicism behind Kippenberger’s “Capri at Night” which I read as a critique/enjoyment of the aspirational fantasy behind the name of Ford Capri, as well as an embrace of the dowdiness of post-war Germany and later Los Angeles (the restaurant “Capri”).

When I saw Andrei’s corrugated fence paintings, which together formed a kind of wall, I thought they perfectly reflected the beauty of the trashed industrial non-site surrounding Night Gallery. 


Amy Yao, Silent Sneeze II, no. 7 (lux), 2014 synthetic rice paper, fiberglass, polyester resin 9 x 18 in. (22.9 x 45.7 cm)


Pentti Monkkonen 2 Rue Michael Jackson, 2014 fiberglass, aluminum, steel, enamel 72 x 43 in. (182.9 x 109.2 cm)


Andrei Koschmieder Untilted (Shredder), 2014 paper, glue, resin 87 x 74 in. (221 x 188 cm


Pentti Monkkonen Dandelion, 2014 bronze, stainless steel, acrylic 24 x 24 x 82 in. (61 x 61 x 208.3 cm) Edition of 9, 2 AP

When you’re in my hut
You know what’s up
Let your mind be free
Relax your body 

(Pentti Monkkonen, from the press release)

Until December 20th
2276 E 16th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021