A Reckoning

Published May 5, 2016

Six months from now, the spectacle that has been one of the most revealing, disturbing, and dynamic presidential election cycles in American memory will come to a close. Anticipation of the future and reflection on the Obama era is the subject of artist Jonathan Horowitz’s show at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, “Occupy Greenwich,” which takes its title from the foundation’s Connecticut locale. “As Obama’s presidency comes to an end, I thought it would be a good time to look back and think about how we got where we are today,” says Horowitz. The show will include a re-staging of November 4, 2008, an installation documenting that particular election day with recorded television news from Fox and CNN. There will also be new, site-specific pieces, such as a 24-foot mural of Anthony Weiner, transparent charity boxes that visitors can choose to deposit money in, and a video installation entitled Apocalypto Now, about Hollywood disaster movies, to be powered by solar panels on the foundation’s front lawn.