Air Rights at Flux Factory, Thursday, July 5th

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Air Rights: a series of artist-made flags curated by artist and Fluxer, Christina Freeman.
Flag Raising: Pintados, by Jevijoe Vitug

Thursday, July 5th
Flag Raising, 5pm
as part of the Opening Exhibition of Pintados: Portraits of Immigrants as Ancestors

Speaking to solidarity with immigrants and the working class, this flag, created by Jevijoe Vitug, embraces the image of a raised fist as an early symbol of union organizing.  On the arm are the artist's own tattoos of ocean waves and the flight pattern of birds, referencing his personal experiences with movement and migration. The layered images offer multiple meanings, including immigrant (in)visibility or stripes as prison bars.