Your Land, My Land: Election '12 / Jonathan Horowitz


Your Land / My Land: Election '12 was an installation by New York–based artist Jonathan Horowitz (born 1966) that occurred simultaneously at seven museums across the United States. The installation provided a space for people to gather, watch coverage of, and talk about the 2012 presidential election. An additional component of the exhibition was an interactive website that posted social media content from the Twitter, YouTube and Facebook feeds of both the Obama and Romney campaigns. Computers were stationed at each venue, allowing visitors to comment on these feeds, and the site was also accessible from outside the museums. That exhibition website is the basis for the content and design of this book. 

Includes the text “Blues for America” by Jason Farago, and full color documentation of the exhibition spaces where the 2012 exhibition occurred.

Art direction and graphic design: Laurenz Brunner and Geoff Han in collaboration with Fabian Harb and Malin Gewinner

Published by Hammer Museum / UMOCA / CAM Houston / CAM St. Louis / Telfair Museum / CAM Raleigh / New Museum / Artbook | DAP, 2015

Softcover, 1240 pages, 5 × 7.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-938922-69-5