Decoration Adjustment For Inclusivity

712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697
Jan 11, 2 PM - 5 PM — ends Feb 01, 2020
“Decoration Adjustment For Inclusivity”
UC Irvine Room Gallery - Curated by Farshid Bazmandegan

“Decoration Adjustment For Inclusivity” is an exploration into the image of the American flag. As an emblem of the United States, the American flag is a strong symbol of wide ranging cultural significance. Its image acts as a signalling device, whether it is a symbol of nationalist pride, of government, or liberty and democracy. For some, the flag is used to project these values. For others, the opposite rings true. “Decoration Adjustment For Inclusivity” features interpretations and responses to the flag from a dynamic group of artists living and working in Southern California. Sculpture, community practice, and performative gestures made within the last four years explore the loaded symbolism of the flag, and reflect complex narratives of identity, multinationalism, and political expression. Collectively, these works articulate the American flag as a contemporaneous cultural artifact, appropriating its image and utility to deconstruct its meaning and relationship to power.

Selected works by:
Farshid Bazmandegan, Tarik Garrett, Maya Grace Misra, Simon Leung, Rubén Ortiz-Torres and Marcos Ramírez ERRE.
Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visiting Artist Lecture Series:
Omar Pimienta, Welcome to Colonia Libertad
Thursday, January 16th, 2020 - 6:30pm