To the Polls Process Photos
What is your plan to vote this year? This might be the most crucial election our country has ever seen – so voting is more important than ever! To the Polls features six large-scale temporary mural installations at LOVE Park intended to excite the electorate and explore their reasons for voting. Curated by Conrad Benner, the Philadelphia-based artists include D’nae Harrison, Candy Alexandra González, Kah Yangni, Khalid Dennis (aka BKLvisions), Hysterical Men, and Nathaniel Lee.
D'nae Harrison(pronouns: she/her)
Candy Alexandra González(pronouns: they/them)
Kah Yangni(pronouns: they/them)
Khalid Dennis a.k.a BKLvisions(pronouns: he/him)
Hysterical Men(pronouns: she/her)
Nathaniel Lee(pronouns: he/him)
An additional structure will feature Aram Han Sifuentes‘s Voting Station for the Disenfranchised, which collects ballots from those who can’t legally vote, as well as artwork from students in our Art Education classes that highlight artistic responses to the current political climate from youth voices. More than 1/4 of the U.S. population cannot vote, the largest demographic of that population being young people. This installation will amplify the voices of young people who lack decision-making power and lift up others who cannot vote such as undocumented people, residents of U.S. Territories, and in many states, those currently and formerly incarcerated. New artworks will rotate on the wall over the course of the month and anyone can cast a vote through Aram’s project at officialunofficial.vote.
The temporary installations will be on display in LOVE park from October 2 through Election Day on November 3.
In the News
Murals sprout in LOVE Park urging Philadelphians to vote – WHYY October 7, 2020
You Oughta Know – WHYY October 15, 2020
Colorful and Loving Murals in Philadelphia Are Inspiring People to Vote – Hyperallergic October 19, 2020
Conrad Benner, StreetsDept.com
City of Philadelphia