Several big names in contemporary art have joined a campaign calling for the end of Donald Trump’s presidency in 2020. Titled ENOUGH of Trump, the project primarily features publicly-displayed artworks that encourage viewers to vote in the upcoming 2020 US presidential election.
Artists involved in the project include Carrie Mae Weems, Shepard Fairey – who designed the iconic Barack Obama “Hope” poster – Christine Sun Kim, Richard Serra, and Ed Ruscha. “This is my way of throwing my hat in the ring, and it’s because I don’t see any social progress in these last four years,” Ruscha tells the New York Times.
“We are at a precipice in this country,” adds Carrie Mae Weems. “And we are either going to move forward or we are not.”
Prints of Ruscha and Serra’s new artworks, created for the project, are available to buy from Enough of Trump’s website for $2,200, with all proceeds going towards election work by the non-profit advocacy group People for the American Way.
However, the website also features a free “social media toolkit”, which includes some of the artworks specially formatted to share on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (users are also encouraged to create and submit their own).
In May, both Carrie Mae Weems and Christine Sun Kim also featured – alongside Jenny Holzer – in a public art project offering a beacon of hope amid the coronavirus pandemic, displaying artworks on New York City billboards.
Another COVID PSA – RESIST COVID TAKE 6! – was shared by Mae Weems in June, raising awareness about how the pandemic disproportionately impacts People Of Colour.
View more artworks from the ENOUGH of Trump campaign below.