The FLAG Art Foundation

The FLAG Art Foundation Nonprofit exhibition space for contemporary art. The FLAG Art Foundation is an exhibition space for contemporary art. The program includes 3 to 5 independently-curated shows each year.
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Each consists of works by established and emerging international artists. FLAG is on the 9th and 10th floors of the Chelsea Arts Tower located in the heart of New York’s art district on 25th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Our objective is to encourage the appreciation of contemporary art among a diverse audience. FLAG provides a unique education environment in which visitors can view, contemplate, and engage in active dialogue with the artworks. Curators select and borrow from a variety of sources to include a wide range of work in each exhibition. FLAG is also a resource that facilitates loans of contemporary artworks to museums around the world. An extensive database of available works is maintained and made available to curators via [email protected]. FLAG is open to the public every Wednesday through Saturday 11am to 5pm.

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10/01/2020

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The inaugural FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence was recently and deservedly awarded to Dr. Lou Lahana of PS / MS 188 Th...
08/12/2020
Inspiring Teacher Wins $100K to Help Educating Children

The inaugural FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence was recently and deservedly awarded to Dr. Lou Lahana of PS / MS 188 The Island School, on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Check out Spectrum News NY1 for their profile on Dr. Lahana and his teaching ethos: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/08/11/meet-the-teacher-you-wish-you-had-growing-up#

Nominations for the second edition of the FATE Award open September 15, 2020. For more information, visit https://flagaward.org/

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Check out ‘The Art Angle’ podcast for a conversation between Nicolas Party and artnet's Andrew Goldstein on Party’s traj...
01/21/2020
The Art Angle Podcast: Nicolas Party on Why Being an Art Star Is Like Being in Love | artnet News

Check out ‘The Art Angle’ podcast for a conversation between Nicolas Party and artnet's Andrew Goldstein on Party’s trajectory from graffiti to pastels, the tropes of painting, and his current exhibition “Pastel” at The FLAG Art Foundation, on view through February 15, 2020: https://news.artnet.com/the-art-angle/art-angle-podcast-rising-star-nicolas-party-1755252?

For more information on “Pastel” at FLAG, please visit http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/nicolas-party-pastel/

In this week's episode, Swiss artist Nicolas Party opens up the long road to his newfound success as a bonafide market darling.

The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of ‘The FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence,’ which recogniz...
10/29/2019

The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of ‘The FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence,’ which recognizes and celebrates extraordinary public school teachers who inspire learning through creativity, passion, and commitment. The winning teacher will receive a $100,000 unrestricted cash prize, and their school receives a $20,000 grant designated for use in an arts-based initiative designed by the winner.
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“The award is designed to go well beyond the five finalists and the ultimate winner. It is meant to celebrate excellent teachers everywhere and to allow every student, every parent, and every principal to take some time to think about who in their school has done something extraordinary.”— Glenn & Amanda Fuhrman, Founders
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For more information and to nominate a teacher, please visit https://flagaward.org/. Nominations are due by January 13, 2020, for the 2019-20 school year.

The FLAG Art Foundation will be closed today, Saturday, October 26, 2019, for a private event. We apologize for any inco...
10/26/2019

The FLAG Art Foundation will be closed today, Saturday, October 26, 2019, for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Image: Installation view of "Nicolas Party: Pastel" at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2019. Photography by Steven Probert.

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10/11/2019

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Starting today, Tuesday, July 2, The FLAG Art Foundation begins its summer hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm. Please note ...
07/02/2019

Starting today, Tuesday, July 2, The FLAG Art Foundation begins its summer hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm. Please note that FLAG will close July 3 at 3:30pm, and remain closed July 4 and 5 for the Independence Day weekend.
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Image: A detail of Sam Gilliam's "Untitled," 2019, part of the exhibition "Sam Gilliam: New Works on Paper," on view at FLAG through August 16, 2019. For more information, please visit http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/sam-gilliam-new-works-on-paper/

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06/11/2019

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The FLAG Art Foundation will close today, Friday, April 19, at 3PM, and Saturday, April 20, in observance of the holiday...
04/19/2019

The FLAG Art Foundation will close today, Friday, April 19, at 3PM, and Saturday, April 20, in observance of the holidays. We will resume our regular gallery schedule next Wednesday, April 24, 11AM-5PM.

For information on our current exhibitions, please visit http://flagartfoundation.org/

Image: Installation view of "ON BOARD THE SHIPS AT SEA ARE WE" at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2019. Photography by Steven Probert.

“The works [in the exhibition] are necessarily hung salon-style, but without the sensation of elbowing that such close i...
04/05/2019
Drawn Together Again

“The works [in the exhibition] are necessarily hung salon-style, but without the sensation of elbowing that such close installations often elicit, each congenially assigned a seat. Partly, this is due to the 50-foot length of the main wall, partly to a room height that does not tower, partly because the configuration of the space feels open, aerated, helped by some windows that permit the entrance of daylight, and partly because the selection and installation were deftly, cannily made, curating the images so there are engaging, at times surprising visual conversations going on between the works.”

CHECK OUT Studio International for Lilly Wei's review of “Drawn Together Again,” a sprawling survey of contemporary drawing, on view at The FLAG Art Foundation through May 18, 2019: https://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/drawn-together-again-review-flag-art-foundation-new-york-dawn-clements-david-shrigley

For more information about the exhibition, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/drawn-together-again/

With 120 artists to choose from, this is drawing show is stuffed with treasures. There is something here for everyone

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02/27/2019

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“Still, it is [Richard] Pettibone’s paintings of sculptures (or, rather, paintings of photographs of sculptures) by Warh...
01/03/2019
“Richard Pettibone: Endless Variation” | FLAG Art Foundation | Art in New York

“Still, it is [Richard] Pettibone’s paintings of sculptures (or, rather, paintings of photographs of sculptures) by Warhol, Duchamp and Picasso, as well as actual wood-carved facsimiles of Brancusi’s Endless Column, that truly reveal Pettibone’s sensibility: Their diminutive scale and meticulous fabrication makes them feel somehow distant, as if seen from far away or recalled in memory. They suggest an attempt, almost romantic in its yearning, to grasp something just out of reach and to preserve it, like a seed bank, for the future.”

CHECK OUT Time Out New York's Joe Wolin's five-star review of the exhibition “Richard Pettibone: Endless Variation” on view at The FLAG Art Foundation through January 19, 2019: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/art/richard-pettibone-endless-variation

For more information about the exhibition, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/richard-pettibone-endless-variation/

Andy Warhol launched a thousand art careers, but none, perhaps, as quickly or as quirky as that of Richard Pettibone. In the mid-1960s, Pettibone began making t

“I really thought The FLAG Art Foundation would allow me to enjoy a different aspect of the art world. I loved collectin...
11/29/2018

“I really thought The FLAG Art Foundation would allow me to enjoy a different aspect of the art world. I loved collecting. I love speaking with other collectors. I loved working with artists, and FLAG I saw as a way to work with all those different groups in a new and more expansive way, that was not about my own collection or about my own collecting.”

CHECK OUT The FLAG Art Foundation's founder Glenn Fuhrman in conversation with Amy Cappellazzo & Charlotte Burns on the Art Agency, Partners 'In Other Words' podcast: http://www.artagencypartners.com/podcast/glenn-fuhrman-amy-cappellazzo/?utm_campaign=AAP_29_November&utm_content=podcast_glenn_fuhrman_and_amy_cappellazzo_29_november_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=zaius

The FLAG Art Foundation will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday starting Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 3pm, and rema...
11/21/2018

The FLAG Art Foundation will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday starting Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 3pm, and remain closed to the public through November 24. Please join us when we reopen Wednesday, November 28, 11am-5pm. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
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Image: Installation view of "Richard Pettibone: Endless Variation," on view at FLAG through January 19, 2019. Photography by Object Studies.

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11/02/2018

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10/30/2018
"But I'm on The Guest List" at The Peninsula Chicago

If you're in Chicago, today is the final day to see The FLAG Art Foundation's special exhibitoin "But I’m on The Guest List!" at The Peninsula Chicago. Titled after artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset’s oversized VIP door to nowhere, the exhibition includes a selection of artworks that playfully intervenes in the hotel’s gilded public spaces, mingling form and function, high and low culture, and humorously nods to the trappings of VIP status. Artists include Jennifer Dalton, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ewan Gibbs, Awol Erizku, Josephine Meckseper, Carlos Rolón, Tom Sachs, Cindy Sherman, and Yuken Teruya.

For more information, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/but-im-on-the-guest-list-2/

JOIN US TONIGHT, Thursday, September 20, 6-8pm, for a conversation between Legacy Russell Associate Curator of Exhibitio...
09/20/2018

JOIN US TONIGHT, Thursday, September 20, 6-8pm, for a conversation between Legacy Russell Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and artist Genevieve Gaignard about her solo exhibition “Counterfeit Currency,” on view at The FLAG Art Foundation through September 22, 2018. Tonight's talk will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

For more information and to RSVP, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/event/genevieve-gaignard-legacy-russell-in-conversation-at-flag/

Image: Genevieve Gaignard. “Blackish,” 2018. Chromogenic print. Courtesy the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles © Genevieve Gaignard

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09/20/2018

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CHECK OUT Art in America's “Medium Perspective: Summer Painting Shows in New York,” featuring a review of “Painting: Now...
08/06/2018
Medium Perspective: Summer Painting Shows in New York - Art in America

CHECK OUT Art in America's “Medium Perspective: Summer Painting Shows in New York,” featuring a review of “Painting: Now and Forever, Part III,” at Matthew Marks Gallery and Greene Naftali (through August 17) and “The Surface of the East Coast: Supports/Surfaces from Nice to New York,” at Josée Bienvenu Gallery (through August 24), by The FLAG Art Foundation's Associate Director Jonathan Rider: https://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/medium-perspective-summer-painting-shows-new-york/#slideshow_98623.3

I love the elasticity of a summer group exhibition; it’s a low-stakes, high-reward format that, when done well, can produce the most exciting viewing experiences at New York galleries.

“Genevieve Gaignard’s work is deceptive—and that’s no accident. Her pleasingly arranged collages, heavily knick-knacked ...
08/06/2018
'There's Enough Damsels in Distress': Artist Genevieve Gaignard Wants to Undermine Your Assumptions About Beauty and Blackness | artnet News

“Genevieve Gaignard’s work is deceptive—and that’s no accident. Her pleasingly arranged collages, heavily knick-knacked installations of cozy-looking domestic interiors, and well-lit, cheerfully colorful portrait photography draw the viewer in, belying her willingness to confront the sensitive issues of race, stereotypes, beauty standards, consumption, and identity.”

CHECK OUT artnet's “‘There’s Enough Damsels in Distress’: Artist Genevieve Gaignard Wants to Undermine Your Assumptions About Beauty and Blackness,” by Sarah Cascone, on Gaignard’s solo exhibition “Counterfeit Currency,” on view at The FLAG Art Foundation through August 17, 2018: https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/genevieve-gaignard-counterfeit-currency-1327343#.W2ZkM9ugTS8.twitter

For more information on the exhibition, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/counterfeit-currency/

In "Genevieve Gaignard: Counterfeit Currency" at FLAG Art Foundation, the artist creates unexpected characters that defy racial stereotypes.

We are thrilled to announce that Nicole Eisenman is the recipient of the Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Prize: h...
08/02/2018
Nicole Eisenman Wins $200,000 Artist Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Nicole Eisenman is the recipient of the Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Prize: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/arts/design/nicole-eisenman-suzanne-deal-booth-flag-art-foundation-prize.html

The Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize will fund a $200,000 unrestricted award to an artist selected by an independent advisory committee comprising renowned curators and art historians from across the U.S. and internationally, a scholarly publication, and all production expenses for the creation of new work for a solo exhibition that will premiere at The Contemporary Austin in Texas and then be presented at The FLAG Art Foundation in New York. Suzanne Deal Booth and Glenn & Amanda Fuhrman have committed to jointly fund four prizes biennially through 2026. Each Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize exhibition will be organized by the curatorial team at The Contemporary Austin in collaboration with the staff at The FLAG Art Foundation. For more information, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/sdbflagprize/

In May, the collectors Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman joined forces with the philanthropist Suzanne Deal Booth to double the pot.

“This is a motif throughout “Dime-Store Alchemy” — that we might do well to give more thought and care to the everyday t...
07/18/2018
What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

“This is a motif throughout “Dime-Store Alchemy” — that we might do well to give more thought and care to the everyday trappings of our lives. Nicole Wermers makes the case by filling a plastic baby-changing unit with a precious material, cast terrazzo; Nancy Shaver paints small cardboard boxes that once held crackers and household items. What these artists know is that it’s a matter of framing. Once ordinary objects are placed in extraordinary contexts, they don’t look quite the same.”

CHECK OUT The New York Times's “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week,” for Jillian Steinhauer's thoughtful review of The FLAG Art Foundation's group exhibition “Dime-Store Alchemy,” on view through August 17, 2018: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/arts/design/what-to-see-in-new-york-art-galleries-this-week.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign&action=click&contentCollection=design®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

For more information on the exhibition, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/dime-store-alchemy/

Raul Guerrero’s solo at Ortuzar Projects; Dapper Bruce Lafitte’s depiction of “the culture”; and ordinary containers in extraordinary contexts at Flag Art Foundation.

“The ‘real’ racial identities of these characters are impossible to know. The express ornaments of black culture that ap...
07/18/2018
An Artist’s Costumed Alter Egos Cross Racial Lines

“The ‘real’ racial identities of these characters are impossible to know. The express ornaments of black culture that appear in some of [Genevieve] Gaignard’s images—braids and Afros, head wraps and African prints—like all surfaces, can be borrowed. The photographs remind us, repeatedly, that the racial delineations imposed by society are often arbitrary and flimsy, always fraught.”

CHECK OUT The New Yorker's “An Artist’s Costumed Alter Egos Cross Racial Lines,” by Katie Ryder, on Genevieve Gaignard's solo exhibition “Counterfeit Currency,” on view at The FLAG Art Foundation through August 17, 2018: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/an-artists-costumed-alter-egos-cross-racial-lines?mbid=social_twitter

For more information on the exhibition, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/counterfeit-currency/

From character to character, Genevieve Gaignard undergoes significant but not quite Shermanian transformations; each portrait hinges in part on her ability to cross legible boundaries.

“This astonishing exhibition should not be perceived just as an homage to Joseph Cornell but as an important survey on a...
07/13/2018
Cabinets, Shelves and Containers by Contemporary Artists at Flag Art Foundation

“This astonishing exhibition should not be perceived just as an homage to Joseph Cornell but as an important survey on an important phenomenon present in modern and contemporary art practices.”

CHECK OUT Widewalls's “Cabinets, Shelves and Containers by Contemporary Artists at The FLAG Art Foundation,” by Balasz Takac, on FLAG’s group exhibition “Dime-Store Alchemy,” curated by Jonathan Rider, on view through August 17, 2018: https://www.widewalls.ch/flag-art-foundation-dime-store-alchemy/

For more information on the exhibition, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/dime-store-alchemy/

New York-based Flag Art Foundation is currently hosting a peculiar collective exhibition titled Dime-Store Alchemy and curated by artist Jonathan Rider.

In observance of the national holiday, The FLAG Art Foundation will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018. FLAG’s current ex...
07/04/2018

In observance of the national holiday, The FLAG Art Foundation will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018. FLAG’s current exhibitions “Dime-Store Alchemy” and "Genevieve Gaignard: Counterfeit Currency,” will reopen Thursday, July 5, 11am, and are on view through August 17, 2018. For more information, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/

For the remainder of July & August, FLAG will operate on its summer hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm.

Image: Genevieve Gaignard. “Counter Fit,” 2018. Courtesy the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles © Genevieve Gaignard

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CHECK OUT The Art Newspaper's “Three to See: New York,” by Victoria Stapley-Brown, featuring The FLAG Art Foundation's s...
06/22/2018
Three to see: New York

CHECK OUT The Art Newspaper's “Three to See: New York,” by Victoria Stapley-Brown, featuring The FLAG Art Foundation's summer group exhibition “Dime-Store Alchemy,” on view through August 17, 2018: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/three-to-see-new-york-21-6-18?utm_source=weekly_june22_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email_weekly&utm_source=The+Art+Newspaper+Newsletters&utm_campaign=f85ae77a22-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_21_02_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c459f924d0-f85ae77a22-60945169

“Dime-Store Alchemy” features 24 contemporary artists who elevate everyday objects through the framing devices of cabinets, shelves, and containers. Contextualized within the broader legacy of artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) and his celebrated box constructions, this selection of artworks, and their safeguarded contents, addresses issues of identity, value, memory, and time. For more information, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/dime-store-alchemy/

From a smiley snowman to an "awareness of death"

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05/30/2018

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CHECK OUT ArtObserved.com's article on The FLAG Art Foundation's 10th anniversary exhibitions “Ellsworth Kelly: Black & ...
05/19/2018
New York — Ellsworth Kelly: “Black & White Works” and “Painting/Object” at the FLAG Art Foundation Through May 19, 2018

CHECK OUT ArtObserved.com's article on The FLAG Art Foundation's 10th anniversary exhibitions “Ellsworth Kelly: Black & White Works,” curated by Jack Shear, and “Painting/Object: Sarah Crowner, N Dash Dash, Sam Moyer, Julia Rommel, Erin Shirreff,” by Osman Can Yerebakan: http://artobserved.com/2018/05/new-york-ellsworth-kelly-black-white-works-and-paintingobject-at-the-flag-art-foundation-through-may-19-2018/

Both exhibitions close TODAY, Saturday, May 19, at 5pm. For more information, visit http://flagartfoundation.org/

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I saw Julian's work accidently via a link from Fleisher Ullman Gallery. Beautifully presented. So proud of him. Patricia, Julian's mother.
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We're so proud to have FLAG founder Glenn Fuhrman speaking at Guild Hall! https://www.facebook.com/events/593927957771234/
Do other people need to tell me what art is supposed to look like? Can it be something else? JGD. Raportsky.com
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Thrilled to be featured in VICE Creators “81 Artists Explore the Newspaper as Art Object,” by Antwaun Sargent, about FLAG's summer group exhibition "The Times"!