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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.

Help connect and mobilize our communities by sharing widely with friends and family so everyone has a voting strategy and is vote ready.

Now more than ever, it’s urgent to plan your vote.*

See links below for details.


Register to vote.


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.


As part of Art Design Chicago—a citywide celebration of the city’s arts and design legacy—the first U.S.-based marathon by Hans Ulrich Obrist will be held this weekend.

CREATIVE CHICAGO—AN INTERVIEW MARATHON takes a “multi-dimensional, multidisciplinary look at creativity in the city—past, present, and future. Bringing together artists, authors, activists, architects, historians, musicians, philosophers, scientists, and Obama Presidential Museum director Louise Bernard, the CREATIVE CHICAGO marathon examines the numerous sparks that make the city a center for art, design and architecture.”*

Obrist’s career as a documentarian has been strongly influenced by the late Chicago raconteur Studs Terkel, whose first book of oral history was the landmark Division Street, America (1967).

“[Terkel] gave me a lot of tips [about] how to actually do an interview. He became my mentor, my teacher… Marathon Chicago is an homage to Terkel. Without him, without his encouragement, my interview project would not have happened the way it has happened.” — Hans Ulrich Obrist

Amanda Williams, Art Green, Barbara KastenBrandon Breaux, Cauleen Smith, Dawoud Bey, Eddie Bocanegra, Eula Biss, Eve Ewing, Fatimah Asghar, Gerald Williams, Jeanne Gang, Joseph Grigely, Stanley Tigerman, Theaster Gates, and Tim Samuelson will join Obrist at Navy Pier, the site of EXPO CHICAGO, which is collaborating on the event with the Chicago Humanities Festival.



Saturday, September 29, from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, downtown Chicago.

Hans Ulrich Obrist.