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News Release

Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania Partners with Jenny Holzer Studio YOU VOTE Project

October 14, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is pleased to be a partner with Jenny Holzer Studio in mobilizing a series of artworks to champion broad political engagement, issue awareness, and voter empowerment in anticipation of the 2020 US Presidential and Congressional elections.

This initiative foregrounds the voices of citizens, activists and get-out-the-vote efforts, joining forces with established organizations from sports franchises to universities to cultural institutions. YOU VOTE employs fleets of LED vehicles, light projections, billboards, theater marquees, murals, a variety of street level advertising, and social media animations to encourage civic participation ahead of Election Day. Forty billboards around the United States, with a focus on Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, will feature phrases such as PROTECT YOURSELF and BE AN ALLY and will be on view through Election Day. Simultaneously, dozens of LED vehicles will take to the streets to offer voter information, build voter excitement and celebrate early voting.

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YOU VOTE Partners:

Cultural Institutions & Universities

Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin
Madison Arts Commission, Madison, Wisconsin
The Miller Institute for Contemporary Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Rail Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

YOU VOTE Activations in Philadelphia*

Digital Animation Display – 118 S. 36th Street – Through November 3
@icaphiladelphia – Social Media Animations – Through November 3
LED Truck – October 19-20

*more to be announced soon