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.
Come by and see Rirkrit Tiravanija’s flag, Untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag), 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 20 more locations across the United States.
Hoist A Flag
Please be in touch if your organization would like to join in hoisting Pledges of Allegiance with us.
Photographs by Guillaume Ziccarelli
Untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag)
NOW ON VIEW
Creative Time Headquarters
59 East 4th Street, NY, NY
21C Museum Hotel Durham
111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC
535 Means Street, NW, Atlanta, GA
Blue Star Contemporary
116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX
California College of the Arts
1111 8th St, San Fransisco, CA
The Commons, in partnership with the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
1340 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University
357 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
715 W Main St, Louisville, KY
Baltimore, MD’s waterfront from the South Shore of the Inner Harbor to Harbor East
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Mid-America Arts Alliance
2018 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
200 Willoughby Avenue, South Hall 1, Brooklyn, NY
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
536 Congress Street, Portland, ME
Texas State Galleries
233 West Sessom Drive, San Marcos, TX
The Union for Contemporary Art
2423 N 24th Street, Omaha, NE
University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ