Creative Time
pledges
Pledges
Robert Longo
Breathing Flag by Nari Ward
Dignity Has No Nationality
Marilyn Minter


About the Project

Pledges of Allegiance is a serialized commission of sixteen flags, each created by an acclaimed artist. “We realized we needed a space to resist that was defined not in opposition to a symbol, but in support of one, and so we created a permanent space. The flag seemed an ideal form to build that space around both practically and symbolically,” says Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson.

 

Each flag points to an issue the artist is passionate about, a cause they believe is worth fighting for, and speaks to how we might move forward collectively. Conceived in response to the current political climate, Pledges of Allegiance aims to inspire a sense of community among cultural institutions, and begin articulating the urgent response our political moment demands.

 

Participating artists include Tania Bruguera, Alex Da Corte, Jeremy Deller, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ann Hamilton, Robert Longo, Josephine Meckseper, Marilyn Minter, Vik Muniz, Jayson Musson, Ahmet Ögüt, Yoko Ono, Trevor Paglen, Pedro Reyes, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Nari Ward.

 

Pledges of Allegiance officially launched on Flag Day, June 14th. Each month a new flag will be raised on a flagpole atop Creative Time’s headquarters at 59 East 4th Street, and at partner sites nationwide.

 

Pledges of Allegiance was originally conceived by Alix Browne and developed in collaboration with Cian Browne, Fabienne Stephan, and Opening Ceremony.

 

Now on View

Come by and see Robert Logo’s flag Untitled (Dividing Time) raised high above 59 East 4th Street. The best viewing angle is at the corner of E 4th Street and Bowery. The flag is also being raised simultaneously at nine more cultural institutions across the United States.

 

Robert Longo’s Untitled (Dividing Time) is on view at:
Creative Time Headquarters, 59 East 4th Street, NY, NY
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY
21C Museum Hotel Durham, 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC
University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Kemper Art Museum at Washington University, 1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO
RISD Museum, 224 Benefit St, Providence, RI
KMAC Museum, 715 W Main St, Louisville, KY
Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY

 

Participate

Join this show of community by sharing your pic on social media with #PledgesOfAllegiance & tagging @CreativeTimeNYC.

 

Please be in touch if your organization would like to join in hoisting Pledges of Allegiance with us.

 

Photographs by Guillaume Ziccarelli

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Overview

Now On View

Flag Map

Artwork and Artists

Project Support

Robert Longo
 

Robert Longo
Untitled (Dividing Time)

 

ON VIEW AT

 

Creative Time Headquarters, 59 East 4th Street, NY, NY

 

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT

 

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY

 

21C Museum Hotel Durham, 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC

 

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

 

Kemper Art Museum at Washington University, 1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO

 

RISD Museum, 224 Benefit St, Providence, RI

 

KMAC Museum, 715 W Main St, Louisville, KY

 

Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY