Flag New York City

Flag by Magnhild Øen Nordahl. Photo by Randi Grov Berger.

Flag New York City

Performa Hub, 13 Crosby Street MAP
FREE

Flag New York City is an outdoor flag project involving 60 international artists, each making a statement with their own specially designed flags, which will be flown in various locations around the city during Performa 13. See the catalog here. While the project addresses one of the biennial’s themes this year—citizenship—it also asks key questions about identity and nationality. Flags are strong symbols of power used both in warfare and celebration, with many rituals connected them. The symbolic value in raising or burning a flag is universal, and the use of colors and symbols in flags has a long and complex history, studied in the field of vexillology. The artists involved in the project take on these concerns when exploring the flag as a medium, whilst pursuing the themes of their own work. Watch out for flags fluttering above you as you traverse the city during the biennial and see a collection at the Performa Hub.

Artists involved are: Jørund Aase Falkenberg, Azar Alsharif, Rosa Barba, Javier Barrios, Are Blytt, Marco Bruzzone, Danilo Correale, Espen Dietrichson, Leander Djønne & Lars Korff Lofthus, Ida Ekblad, Sammy Engramer, Serina Erfjord, Juan Pedro Fabra Guemberena, Kjersti Foyn, Ulrika Gomm, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Jeannine Han & Dan Riley, Tamara Henderson, Lisa Him-Jensen, David Horvitz, Marianne Hurum, Toril Johannessen, Annette Kierulf & Caroline Kierulf, Ingeborg Kvame, Erik Larsson, Else Leirvik, Malin Lennström-Örtwall, Gabriel Lester, Lewis & Taggart, Klara Sofie Ludvigsen, Anna Lundh, Cato Løland, Cameron MacLeod,  Sanya Kantarovsky & Liz Magic Laser, Jumana Manna, Dillan Marsh, Kyle Morland, Santiago Mostyn, Randi Nygård, Raqs Media Collective, Borghild Rudjord Unneland, Athi-Patra Ruga, Arne Rygg, Andrea Spreafico, André Tehrani, Sandra Vaka Olsen, Mathijs van Geest, Kjersti Vetterstad, Lina Viste Grønli, Christian von Borries, Bedwyr Williams, Magnhild Øen Nordahl and Stian Ådlandsvik.

Flag New York City is curated by Randi Grov Berger and Co-presented by Entrée

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