In tandem with Creative Time, 21c Durham has raised artist Vik Muniz ’s Pledges of Allegiance flag, Diaspora Cloud.
Muniz’s Diaspora Cloud features a cloud floating against a blue background, evoking a geographically and temporally dispersed public that nevertheless share a similar viewpoint. The flag cleverly cites Clouds, his Creative Time project from 2001. In the public art project, clouds were “drawn” over the Manhattan skyline by a crop-dusting plane re-worked for skywriting. Muniz uses the sky as a metaphor for the ephemerality of connection within a community.
Muniz’ s flag will be raised across the following 19 locations:
- Creative Time Headquarters – 59 E 4th St, New York, NY
- 21c Museum Hotel Durham – 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC
- Blue Star Contemporary – 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX
- John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University – 357 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
- Bruce Museum of Arts and Science – 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT
- City of Bloomington, Indiana – Seminary Park, 546 S College Avenue; City Hall, 401 N Morton Street; and Rosehill Cemetery, 1100 W 4th Street, Bloomington, IN
- Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University – 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY
- KMAC Museum – 715 W Main St, Louisville, KY
- Mid-America Arts Alliance – 2018 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO
- Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
- Otis College of Art and Design, MFA Art + Social Practice – 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
- RISD Museum – 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
- Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University – 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ
- SPACE – 536 Congress Street, Portland, ME
- Texas State Galleries – 233 West Sessom Drive, San Marcos, TX
- The Union for Contemporary Art – 2423 N 24th Street, Omaha, NE
- The Commons, in partnership with the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas -1340 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS
- University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum – 3821 USF Holly Dr, Tampa, FL
- Wassaic Project – 3 7 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY
ABOUT VIK MUNIZ
Photographer and mixed-media artist Vik Muniz is best known for repurposing everyday materials for intricate and heavily layered recreations of canonical artworks. Muniz works in a range of media, from trash to peanut butter and jelly, the latter used to recreate Andy Warhol’s famous Double Mona Lisa (1963) that was, in turn, an appropriation of Da Vinci’s original. Muniz’s Perfect Strangers is installed at the newly-opened 72nd Street subway station in New York City.
ABOUT CREATIVE TIME
Creative Time, the New York-based public arts non-profit, is committed to working with artists on the dialogues, debates, and dreams of our time. Creative Time presents the most innovative art in the public realm, providing new platforms to amplify artists’ voices, including the Creative Time Summit, an international conference convening at the intersection of art and social justice.
Since 1974, Creative Time has produced over 350 groundbreaking public art projects that ignite the imagination, explore ideas that shape society, and engage millions of people around the globe. Since its inception, the non-profit organization has been at the forefront of socially engaged public art, seeking to convert the power of artists’ ideas into works that inspire and challenge the public. Creative Time projects stimulate dialogue on timely issues, and initiate a dynamic experience between artists, sites, and audiences.
Pictured: Vik Muniz’s Diaspora Cloud, 2017.