The Medium is the Message combines Cold War-era political flags with contemporary artworks offering critical reflection on the here and now. Artists have repurposed flags to change or subvert their original meaning for decades, while protestors and counterculture movements worldwide have capitalized on their strong symbolic value and identity-shaping qualities. Alongside flags from the Wende’s collection, the exhibition presents contemporary work referencing flags and banners from local and international artists on the topics of racial, social and environmental justice, surveillance, pro-democracy movements, national identity and capitalism.
About The Wende Museum
The Wende is an art museum, historical archive of the Cold War, and center for creative community engagement that explores and inspires change.
About LA Arts Funders
LA Arts Funders is a peer learning group that provides opportunities for public and private sector grantmakers to deepen their knowledge of arts philanthropy, expand their professional networks, and explore topical issues affecting LA County's arts and culture ecosystem.