While I like Creative Time’s Pledges of Allegiance artist-designed flag project, it seemed like a missed opportunity to not include more emerging artists. Air Rights, a project flying artist-designed flags curated by Christina Freeman at Flux Factory, is just the right antidote. The artists were less well-known. The flags were weirder. And it was in Queens.
Check out Christian L. Frock’s “Occupy the Holidays: Think Globally, Shop Locally and Support Artists” on KQED Arts.
And, if you’re in NYC and want to support an innovative artists’ residency program, come out to:
Flux’s Not-So-Silent Auction & Gala
Tuesday, December 20th, 7 – 10 pm
Center 548: 548 West 22nd Street, NYC
Help support Flux Factory’s work as a grassroots artist-centered organization by attending our Not-So-Silent Auction & Gala this year.
Your tax-deductible ticket purchase entitles you to entry to the event and the chance to place live bids on artworks by Lori Field, Manfred Mohr, Mark Dion, Pablo Helguera, Mary Mattingly, Holly Coulis, Marius Watz, and over 100 other artists – making for excellent holiday presents this time of year.
During the event we will present our guests of honor, Paddy Johnson and Nato Thompson, with Flux Factory’s Scrappy Awards. There will also be light fare, an open bar, music, and live customizable artworks by our “knock-off” artists, Angela Washko, Daupo, Douglas Paulson, Emily Bunker, Eric Doeringer, Jon Burgerman, and Youjung Byun.