Ahmet Öğüt

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If You’d Like to See This Flag in Colors , Burn It (homage to Marinus Boezem),

Courtesy of Artist and Creative Time.

Ahmet Ogut's flag was gone up on Wednesday, May 16 2018 at 15 institutions across United States:

Creative Time Headquarters, NY, 21C Museum Hotel Durham, NC, The Commons, in partnership with the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, KS, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University, RI, KMAC Museum, KY, MASS MoCA, MA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, MO, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI, RISD Museum, RI, SPACE Gallery, ME, Texas State Galleries, TX, The Union for Contemporary Art, NE, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, FL, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ

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 Ogut, 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.

If You’d Like to See This Flag in Colors, Burn It (homage to Marinus Boezem), 2017. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy of Creative Time.