Flags for 2020 & Beyond with Victor De La Rosa, Oct 27, 3PM PST
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.
Live-streamed: OCT 27 2020, 3PM PST
In celebration of the exhibition Democracy 2020: Craft & the Election, the Craft in America Center invites you to create and share your own artistic vision of the future in the form of a flag that represents the character, aspirations, and ideals of your community. This special project is inspired by the work of Victor De La Rosa and his Future Flags of America. Flag submissions will be collected in a virtual gallery on Craft in America’s website and presented in a live Flag Share event on October 27th.
The talk will be streamed live via Zoom and Facebook. To register for the Zoom Meeting, please click here.
You will be able to view the talk on our Facebook page as well. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any more information about this event or if you are having difficulty registering.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Design your own flag to represent your ideal society or a vision for the future of your country, city, or state. What are the values or concerns you want to represent? What iconography or symbolism is important to this society? Flags may be crafted from your choice of materials.
Submit a photo of your work to be included in the virtual gallery on craftinamerica.org. Select submissions will be
Guidelines for submitting a flag are listed below.
- Submit all photos to email@example.com by October 22, 2020
- Include your name, location, dimensions and materials used in your work.
- Photos must be in .jpg or .png format.
- To be considered for presentation during the live Flag Share event, please note your interest and include a brief statement explaining your flag design (250 word limit).
About the Artist:
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.