Lawrence Benenson - “Vote for Me and I’ll Set You Free"

Nov 24, 2012

Ever since the establishment of our democracy, citizens of the United States have demonstrated both pleasure and disgust with their government by exercising their right to vote.

The exhibit, “Vote for Me and I’ll Set You Free: Works from the Collection of Lawrence B. Benenson,” at the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, draws on historical documents, artifacts and works of contemporary art to examine the act of voting and the role of the public and the artist in the political process.

WAMC's Bob Barrett spoke with collector Lawrence Benenson earlier this week about the items from his collection on display at the exhibit.