VOX POP

in collaboration with Aram Han Sifuentes 

As a part of the project the Museum will host the voting station VOX POP: The Disco Party designed by Sifuentes and collaborator Lise Haller Baggesen. VOX POP finds common cause with marginalized spaces, like the disco club, where a plurality of voices energizes and empowers. For the installation Baggesen and Sifuentes employ hand-dyed batik fabrics that twist typical American political visual vernacular. Soundscapes for the project will be provided by DJ Sadie Rock. After November 8, VOX POP will be transformed into a suggestion station where demands, questions, and critiques will be forwarded to the president-elect and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the last day of the exhibition March 5, 2017.

Aligned with the Museum and the history of the early social reformers of Hull-House, Aram Han Sifuentes’ project explores urgent questions about participation, exclusion, and citizenship in the United States.