About the Project
Flags, a simple medium to be sure, are also deeply resonant markers of territory—symbols of unity and shared identity. More than ever, “as the world turns inward, we need artists to give shape to a dream that inspires and mobilizes us,” says Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson. With Pledges of Allegiance, we invited artists to create a flag as a declaration for a set of values during this fraught political period, and to help us imagine how we might move forward collectively.
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 launches on Flag Day, June 14th. Each month a new flag will be raised on a different flagpole in the New York City metropolitan area.
Pledges of Allegiance was originally conceived by Alix Browne and developed in collaboration with Cian Browne, Fabienne Stephan, and Opening Ceremony.
Stay tuned for locations & more!
Box Set with Opening Ceremony
For a limited time, Pledges of Allegiance will be available to you, in a special edition box set of t-shirts and hoodies from Opening Ceremony. The softwear collection of wearable art featuring each artist’s work will be made to order and shipped to you starting in August. The best part? All proceeds support the project and the work of Creative Time. You better move fast though, all orders must be place by June 30th. See all the shirts, and place your order, here.