Please join Adrienne Davis, Washington University vice provost and William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, and Meredith Malone, associate curator, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, for a discussion of the installation of contemporary artist Robert Longo’s flag, Untitled (Dividing Time) (2017), now on view outside the Museum.
Untitled (Dividing Time) is one of sixteen specially commissioned flags for Pledges of Allegiance, a national public art series organized by Creative Time in New York. The speakers will contextualize Longo’s appropriation of the American flag, conceived in direct response to the current political climate, as one in a long line of artistic engagements with this nationalistic symbol.
Light lunch provided. Free and open to the public. Register here.
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Robert Longo (American, b. 1953), Untitled (Dividing Time), from Pledges of Allegiance, 2017. Polyester flag, 48 x 72″. Courtesy of Creative Time. Photo by Nicholas Prakas.