Recoloration Proclamation

03.10.2016 | 19:30

To conclude his Slovenian Art-Mathematics-Politics residency in Ljubljana, artist John Sims will present elements of his 15 year multi-media project, Recoloration Proclamation that features Confederate flag installations, AfroDixie remixes, video shorts, and a play, that collectively examine the politics of sacred symbols, social identity, visual terrorism, and the ownership of American Southern Heritage. The work has traveled from Soho to Harlem to Gettysburg in 2004, where the artist premiered his controversial installation, The Proper Way to Hang a Confederate Flag. And in 2015 marking the 150th anniversary of the end of Civil War, the artist organized a Confederate flag burial and cremation installation that occurred simultaneously across the 13 former Confederate States on Memorial Day.

At Pritličje, Monday Oct 3, 2016 at 19:30, John Sims will present on Confederate flags work, the Burn and Bury installation, The AfroDixieRemixes and most recently, The Wedding, which was a performance same sex wedding between a Confederate and Union soldier at City Hall in San Francisco. For the AfroDixieRemixes, the artist has invited local poets and writers to respond to the various black music remixes of the Confederate Anthem, Dixie.