As the nightmare 2016 election season continues to ramp up, some art institutions are reacting. A bronze Jonathan Horowitz sculpture of a young Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton is a Person Too, has been added to the current Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit exhibition “Art as Social Force Exhibition: It’s Your Party, Cry If You Want To,” which runs until January 1, 2017.
The work is inspired by a 1970s Mother’s Day figurine and originally appeared in the artist’s 2008 show at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, “Obama ’08.” The piece will rest in front of MOCAD’s Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead project. “It’s usually the powerless that have to ask to be recognized as human beings, which can be demeaning,” Horowitz said in a statement today. “Ironically, Hillary, who is decidedly not powerless, has had to do similar things to seem more likable.”
Staying on the political tip (and on the Gavin Brown tip), Horowitz is hosting an open-to-the-public debate party tonight at the gallery’s Harlem space. And if that’s not enough Horowitz for you, the artist also has a work in the giant Jewish Museum group exhibition “Take Me (I’m Yours),” which runs until February.