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For Which it Stands – A Contemporary Art Exhibit

August 31 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 14, 2018

Katherine Gressel, Curator

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 7-9pm

Exhibition Dates: August 23-October 14, 2018

Hours: Fridays, 3-6pm or by appointment; call 718-768-3195

Participating Artists: Simone Bailey, Christina Barrera, Andrew Demirjian, Stephan Jahanshahi, Vandana Jain, Katarina Jerinic, Jeff Kasper & Christopher Spinozzi, Josh MacPhee & Jesse Purcell, Sal Muñoz, Iviva Olenick, Manju Shandler, Athena Soules-NYC Light Brigade

Artist Selection Committee: Katherine Gressel, Contemporary Curator, Old Stone House & Washington Park; Kim Maier, Executive Director; Old Stone House & Washington Park; Harry Weil, Manager of Programs, Greenwood Cemetery, Jennifer Wingate, Assoc. Prof. of Art History, St. Francis College and co-editor, Public Art Dialogue; and Jason Yoon, Executive Director, Atlas DIY.

Overview
For Which it Stands is a contemporary art exhibition at the Old Stone House & Washington Park (OSH) offering a fresh take on the flags of the American Revolution and today, including the contradictions inherent in their symbolism. Select artists reinterpret flags associated with OSH’s history as the site of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, to consider how their values are being upheld today. Others envision bold new flags for contemporary local and global communities.  

As a reconstructed Dutch colonial farmhouse with a permanent exhibition and programming dedicated to the American Revolution, OSH provides a unique backdrop for both original artist-designed flags (displayed outdoors and indoors) and related work in all media exploring how flags can simultaneously stand for uniqueness, unification, preservation, pride and protest.

Corresponding community events leading up to and during the show will engage the general public in creating flags relevant to our lives today. Stay tuned for a full event calendar!

 

Funding for For Which it Stands  is made possible, in part, by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
Image: Josh MacPhee & Jesse Purcell

 

 

 

Details

Date:
August 31
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

The Old Stone House at Washington Park
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, 11215
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Phone:
718.768.3195