The FLAG Art Foundation: 2008-2018

April 5 - May 18, 2019
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The FLAG Art Foundation: 2008-2010

Designed by Miko McGinty Inc. and co-published by Gregory R. Miller & Co., the 10th Anniversary Catalogue includes original contributions by Ashley Bickerton, Delia Brown, Chuck Close, Patricia Cronin, Cynthia Daignault, Lisa Dennison, Sarah Douglas, Elmgreen & Dragset, Awol Erizku, Eric Fischl, James Frey, Ewan Gibbs, Louis Grachos, Stamatina Gregory, Prabal Gurung, Jane Hammond, Hilary Harkness, Jim Hodges, Philae Knight, Cary Kwok, Josephine Meckseper, Shaquille O’Neal, Richard Patterson, Jack Shear, Carolyn Twersky, Lesley Vance, Rebecca Ward, Linda YablonskyHeidi Zuckerman, as well as a foreword written by Glenn Fuhrman, and a preface by FLAG’s founding director Stephanie Roach.

In February 2019, The FLAG Art Foundation celebrates its first decade with a new book, including 50 exhibitions featuring 467 artists, and a range of curators from artists to museum directors to fashion designers to a professional athlete, to create shows that have presented a unique vision, different curatorial approaches, and a changing perspective on contemporary art and issues of our time.

The book tells the story of FLAG through a stunning visual chronology of the 10 years of exhibitions, unique poetry and writing contributions, reflections from many of the artists and curators on the process and meaning of their exhibitions, and an in-depth interview with Founder Glenn Fuhrman and Director Stephanie Roach on creating this experimental model that has shown some of the most exciting and relevant art.

With an emphasis is on curatorial vision, FLAG’s goal has been to provide a space for a diverse range of art and ideas of interest to the art community, from timely issues relating to social and political events to personal obsessions to new and rarely seen works by artists. Since FLAG’s inception, it has featured established and emerging local and international artists in two-person and group exhibitions, and has expanded its program to present artists’ major surveys as well as first solo shows in New York.

“The FLAG Art Foundation emanated from my passion for collecting contemporary art for more than 25 years, and the desire to share that joy in a new way,” stated Glenn Fuhrman. “It was my hope to collaborate with artists and curators to build a different style exhibition space, not based on my own collection, but one where we could honor their creative visions to present exhibitions that constantly engage the public in dynamic ways.”

Stephanie Roach, FLAG Director, said: “I have been honored to work alongside Glenn Fuhrman since 2006 to shape a new contemporary art organization, navigating uncharted territory with a combination of curiosity, enthusiasm, and adaptability. It has been incredibly rewarding to collaborate with so many brilliant people to bring their dynamic exhibitions and programs to to life and to share the transformative power of art.”

The FLAG Art Foundation: 2008-2018
ISBN: 9781941366219
Hardcover; 8.5 x 10.75 inches
256 pages, fully illustrated
Cover design: Jim Hodges. I dreamed a world and called it Love #7 (detail), 2016. © Jim Hodges. Photograph: Ron Amstutz.

Published by The FLAG Art Foundation
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.
Distributed by ARTBOOK | D.A.P.
Release date February 2019

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