The Art of Democracy Is a National Coalition of Art Exhibitions
on the Dire State of American Politics Scheduled for the Fall of 2008.

Max Infeld, California State University, Chico

To be Returned: Underrepresented People in Picture Frames

This piece is consists of ten picture frames purchased at Wal-Mart in Chico, California. These will be returned for full a cash refund and restocked in the frame section of the store. The frames have been returned and repurchased where the cashiers are oblivious to their content. In this, Wal-Mart becomes an art space where the audiences are shoppers and workers. These framed people are simply underrepresented in the language of Wal-Mart’s low prices. The art that discusses the scene in which it is staged is primary interest in my practice.

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