Imagine someone fired all the pundits, advisors and talking heads and turned the presidential election over to artists. You’d probably end up with something like The UnConvention. This nonpartisan effort brings together work from legions of creative types while the Republicans are hanging around Minneapolis this week. Even if you didn’t make the trip to the convention, you can enjoy many of these raw, unscripted projects online. Buy an off-the-cuff political yard sign, such as “I’m for preemptive peace,” from My Yard Our Message or view Suzanne Opton’s startling photographs of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
by Michelle Taute