Flags for 2020 & Beyond with Victor De La Rosa
For this virtual event, the Craft in America Center invited the public to create and share their own artistic vision of the future in the form of a flag that represents the character, aspirations, and ideals of their communities. This special project was inspired by the work of Victor De La Rosa and his Future Flags of America. Following a discussion with Victor De La Rosa on this work, other artists who had crafted work for the invitational were invited to speak on their submissions and the inspiration for them.
Victor De La Rosa, an Oakland, CA native, works across a variety of media to create social justice projects that explore Latinx identity. Using computer-interfaced weaving and printing technology, jacquard looms, digital printers, and laser cutters, De La Rosa generates statements about history, race, and geographic boundaries that touch on contemporary issues and problems affecting the Latino population such as migration and gentrification. His Future Flags of America series re-interprets flags from the United States to reflect the growing Latino communities.
Live-streamed: OCT 27 2020, 3PM PST