Bow Flag

As part of Performa 13: Flag New York City, Recess will host Liz Magic Laser and Sanya Kantarovsky's Bow Flag.   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. 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. Flag New York City is curated by Randi Grov Berger and Co-presented by Entrée

Courtesy the Artists: Night Music

  Thursday, October 31, 8 – 9 PM 41 Grand St.

Courtesy the Artists: Trad.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.