Published by on Oct 23, 2020 | Art
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As a way to highlight the importance of civic engagement and encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming U.S. general election, Facebook has commissioned five artists from across the country on a series of temporary public murals inspired by the idea that “voting is voice.” With this theme, the artists were invited to consider voting as a powerful tool of personal and collective voice.

Each mural design was installed throughout The Bronx, along with nine other cities, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Colorado Springs, Fort Worth, Birmingham, Atlanta, Miami, Philadeqlphia & Detroit for a total of fifty murals in place by the start of National Voter Education Week on October 05, 2020. The murals will feature QR codes and a URL that direct viewers to Facebook’s Voter Information Center and to Instagram.

The participating artists (bios below) represent diverse backgrounds and identities — and their original artwork was designed to reflect their respective communities. Their murals highlight the importance of a multiplicity of voices in a healthy society, the power of personal narratives as vehicles for change, and our collective responsibility to acknowledge and amplify a wide spectrum of experience and perspectives.

Artist Bios

Ramzy Masri, (b. 1988), lives and works in New York, NY @space.ram

  • Ramzy Masri…

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