Jeff Kasper

prototypes for white flags
silk flags, text
2017—ongoing

Jeff Kasper, prototypes for white flags “we want to participate” on view at Art As Social Action at the Queens Museum (2021). One white flags hangs from a flag pole on a white wall, the flag reads “we want to participate in this occasion” in black text. 


Jeff Kasper, prototypes for white flags “future plans, private feelings” and “have a meaningful, long-lasting relationship on view at Art As Social Action at the Queens Museum (2021).  

—MUST COMPROMISE MEAN SURRENDER


This series “prototypes for white flags” reveals how everyday objects can hold powerful, untapped meanings. The white flag is an internationally recognized protective sign of truth or ceasefire. In subverting the flag’s usual call for surrender, what would happen if the white flag was truly deemed a symbol of truce, of collaboration rather than defeat.

Recently on view at Art As Social Action: 10 Years of Social Practice Queens at the Queens Museum.

Download the exhibition catalogue featuring essays by Tom Finklepearl, Gregory Sholette, Chloë Bass, and others.