April 3, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Artist’s Perspective: Conversation with Mel Ziegler and Mark Scala
Presented on Zoom
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From 2011 to 2016, Nashville artist Mel Ziegler periodically drove across the United States with a supply of new American flags. When he saw a flag that was faded, weathered, or frayed, he would offer to replace the old flag with a new one, renewing people’s outdoor displays while acquiring the materials for Flag Exchange. Ziegler says, “It is good that we renew and regenerate weathered flags. . . . Capturing them in this moment is what . . . gives them new meaning, new life.” During this conversation with Mel Ziegler and Mark Scala, learn more about Flag Exchange and Ziegler's artistic practice, which is centered on social and community engagement.
Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli