Thursday, July 12, 2018
TKC QUESTION: SHOULD KANSAS CITY REJECT 'ARTISTIC' FLAG DESECRATION IN THE CROSSROADS?!?!
After an American flag ruckus on the KU Campus evoked threats and condemnation from Governor Colyer before it was removed, the Kansas City "creative class" now enter the culture war fray.
The flag is a creation of a German artist and its scheduled to display until the end of July.
Flag similar to controversial KU flag flies in Crossroads
"The Mid-America Arts Alliance at 20th and Baltimore flies a similar flag that’s also a part of the Pledges of Allegiance project.
"The group says it’s one of eight flags they’ve flown since February to increase civil conversations."
In fairness, and for edification, here's a description of the KCMO artsy display in context:
MAAA: Pledges of Allegiance Brings the Flags of Nationwide Artists to M-AAA Headquarters
"Conceived in response to the current political climate, Pledges of Allegiance aims to inspire a sense of community among cultural institutions, and begin articulating the urgent response our political moment demands.
Each flag points to an issue the artist is passionate about, a cause they believe is worth fighting for, and speaks to how we might move forward collectively."
However, unfortunately, there's no place for the public to share comments about the installation.
So, because there's probably a ton of surveillance and the location and thoughtful comments are more powerful than reactionary silliness, we'll start critical public consideration here . . .
You decide . . .