“Security, Love & Democracy (for export only)”, 2006 by Shahab Foutohi.

Kota Ezava singing »The Star-Spangled Banner«, the national anthem of USA. From the audio guide of OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding.

»OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding«, 16.10.2008 – 01.02.2009, The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York, presenting works by: Yael Bartana, Erick Beltrán, Alexis Bhagat, Paul Chan, Simon Critchley, Joseph DeLappe, Aleksandra Domanović, Sam Durant, Kota Ezawa, Andrea Geyer, Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Victoria Hattam, Sharon Hayes, Susan Hiller, Ashley Hunt, I Approve This Message, Institute for Infinitely Small Things, Emma Kay, Komar & Melamid, Asaf Koriat, Runo Lagomarsino, Steve Lambert, Les Liens Invisibles, Ligorano/Reese, Miguel Luciano, Michael Mandiberg, Emery C. Martin, Aleksandra Mir, Carlos Motta, Dave Muller, Timo Nasseri, Ariel Orozco, Trevor Paglen, PETLab, Nadine Robinson, Anri Sala, Hank Willis Thomas, Johan Tirén, Brian Tolle, Judi Werthein, Wooloo Productions, The Yes Men, Carey Young. Curated by Carin Kuoni and Marisa Olson.


»What is your view Mr Wagoner?« was a letter sent to the 100 largest companies according to the Fortune 500 list. In the letter the companies Chief Executive Officers were asked three questions;

What is your view on democracy?
What is your view on economy?
What is your view on politics?

Project realized by Christian Hillesö and Johan Tirén.