The “artist” claimed she was attempting to “unite us rather than divide us.”

By defacing the American flag?

Ok, got it.

Via AP.

An art display that included an altered U.S. flag will be moved from an outside display on the University of Kansas campus to the school’s art museum after Gov. Jeff Colyer and other Republican political candidates complained that it was disrespectful.

Kansas Chancellor Doug Girod said in a statement that the display, which was part of a national art project called “Pledges of Allegiance,” caused conversations on Wednesday that “generated public safety concerns for our campus community.” He didn’t elaborate on the safety concerns….

The display, called “Untitled (Flag 2)” is the last of a series of flag pieces that have flown on the Lawrence campus since last fall as part of “Pledges of Allegiance,” which involves 11 institutions at 14 locations across the country. “Untitled (Flag 2)” was installed July 5 …. The artist, New York-based Josephine Meckseper, said it represents a deeply polarized country….

In a statement on the Creative Time website, Meckseper said she divided the shape of the U.S. in two for the flag design to reflect divisions in the country. She said a black and white sock in the corner “takes on a new symbolic meaning in light of the recent imprisonment of immigrant children at the border … It’s about time for our differences to unite us rather than divide us.”….

Anti-Flag, Anti-Art Sentiments On Campus Collide

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  1. Alain41 says:

    The NYC nonprofit Creative Time, organized this year long flag exhibit. Cornell U. has also flown the flags, though not sure if this specific one. I believe that at least some of Creative Timer’s funding is from the National Endowment of the Arts.
    Always like paying for ‘Uniting’ art.

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