Do you know your voting rights?
Or how those rights will be affected by the incoming administration? Laws can be unclear even to those who feel informed.
Thursday, January 19 @ 7 PM
Admission is free + open to all!
Join us for a Constitutional Law Talk with Caroline Mala Corbin (Professor of Law, University of Miami) + Kenneth Pietrobono (Featured Artist)
As the inauguration approaches, join a dialogue about the dialectic between Freedom + Control that is at the center of our national political discourse. Together we can discuss the barriers to understanding our rights, and how they can be broken down or re-imagined. The conversation will focus on a compelling work of art created specifically for our current exhibition, Swing State, by Kenneth Pietrobono. As part of the artist collective called Occupy Museums, Pietrobono was just selected for inclusion in the upcoming Whitney Biennial.
Conceptually grounded on two Supreme Court decisions - Bush v Gore (2000) and Shelby County v Holder (2013) - it presents evidence about the War on Terror, among other topics (which the artist maintains was predicated on the 2000 decision), and opens a discussion to interrogate future outcomes of the 2013 decision. The Shelby decision effectively rolled back the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and will affect elections far into the future.
Pietrobono's work is a springboard to discuss the decisions, the impact of those decisions on this election, + what the future holds in terms of activism, as well as the potential for further erosion of these rights.
Exercise your freedoms at Rojas + Rubensteen Projects!