Election 2016

Convention(al) Art

Photographing the Political Art of the 2016 Conventions

By Pete Voelker| August 2, 2016 | Source: VICE | Photos by Pete Voelker

VICE contributor Pete Voelker traveled to both the RNC and the DNC in search of political art representative of the current political climate.

There were a few standout pieces that suggest the intersection of politics and art remains vibrant in these insane times.
— Pete Voelker
“George the Eagle,” made from duct tape by artist Jake Brinkmann for a student competition

“George the Eagle,” made from duct tape by artist Jake Brinkmann for a student competition

"Gun Country," by artist Michael Murphy.

"Gun Country," by artist Michael Murphy.

"Minimum Wage Machine" by Blake Fall-Conroy

"Minimum Wage Machine" by Blake Fall-Conroy

Demonstrators outside of Philadelphia City Hall intermittently paint a mural on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention. 

Demonstrators outside of Philadelphia City Hall intermittently paint a mural on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention. 

Read the full article with additional artwork HERE.