Rockefeller Center is celebrating New York with a temporary art installation of 193 flag images created by artists surrounding the Rink. The images conger up ways we celebrate the diverse culture, vibrant energy and strength of our City.
The call for artists generated over a thousand responses, from all across the globe. Each design was hand-crafted and expressed a true love for New York in an era of togetherness and human connection during this difficult time.
“There are as many ways to celebrate the strength, vibrancy, and spirit of New York as there are people in our City. We are thrilled that so many emerging and acclaimed artists are taking part in The Flag Project, and we are excited to share all the original works in one place, surrounding the beloved skating rink at Rockefeller Center. Since it was built almost 90 years ago, the Center has been a place to honor our City and reaffirm our longstanding commitment to public art. We can’t wait to share these magnificent expressions of love and support with all New Yorkers.” -Rob Speyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tishman Speyer
Featured artists include Marina Abramović, Laurie Anderson, Sanford Biggers, Carmen Herrera, Jenny Holzer, LKAWS, Jeff Koons, Shantell Martin, Stephen Powers, Faith Ringgold, Christian Siriano, Sarah Sze, and Hank Willis Thomas.
The Flag Project Committee included the Ali Forney Center; Casey Fremont, Executive Director, Art Production Fund, Ernest Green, Tishman Speyer Senior Advisor, Margaret Morton, Director of Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation, and Faith Ringgold.
The Flag Project will be on view until August 16th at Rockefeller Center Rink.