Contemporary artists ignite conversations about citizenship and democracy in America, from October 16 – January 8th, 2017.

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) (4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA) presents a politically poignant exhibition, which utilizes art as a vehicle to engage important conversation amidst a highly charged presidential election.

Artworks of some of LA’s most prominent contemporary artists including Charles Gaines, Ramiro Gomez, Taisha Paggett, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Ruben Ortiz Torres, and Linda Pollack address issues around citizenship that have been increasingly prominent leading up to the 45th presidential election, providing an alternative platform for artists and the public to participate in civic discourse.

Highlights of S/Election include a newly-commissioned performance by artist and choreographer Taisha Paggett; the reuniting of Ruben Ortiz Torres’s two “matching” paintings; an interactive installation by artist, Linda Pollack, who founded My Daily Constitution (a roaming civic consortium) and debut of Gelare Khoshgozaran’s performance piece, UNdocumentary, a public reading of her declaration for seeking asylum in the U.S.