An Inclusive Litany

5/15/02

From an announcement for "The Flag," an exhibition at the Armory Center for the Arts running through June 16:
A collaboration with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, this exhibition explores the cultural impact of the American flag. Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, there has been a remarkable national outpouring of patriotism, the focus of which has often been the flag. However, the display of the flag as an assertion of patriotic fervor has been associated historically with intolerance of the American democratic rights of dissent, free speech and equal rights under the law. Artists such as Kim Abeles, Erika Rothenberg, Yvonne Rainer and Dread Scott will present works that explore the flag's many roles in American life. Organized by Nancy Buchanan, faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts.

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