What is the Proper Way to Display a Flag?
Museum für moderne Kunst, Weserburg
19 November 2022 – 23 April 2023
Born 1970, Baltimore. Lives and works in Philadelphia.
Art on the Underground, London (forthcoming)
What Do We Want, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Ricerche, The Common Guild, Glasgow
An Army Of Lovers Cannot Lose, Tanya Leighton, Berlin with Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles
What is the Proper Way to Display a Flag?, Museum für moderne Kunst, Weserburg (forthcoming)
Paint the Protest, Off Paradise, New York (forthcoming)
To Begin Again: Artists and Childhood, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Shifting the Silence, SFMoMA, San Francisco
Performing Past-Present: Transforming Reenactment, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Pennsylvania
A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
After August Sander, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen
All that We Have In Common, MoCA Skopje, North Macedonia
Yesterday we said tomorrow, Prospect 5 Triennial, New Orleans
Pictured as a Poem, KAI10 Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf
One Escape at a Time, 11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Seoul
Burning Speech, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
New Grit: Art & Philly Now, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mapping the Collection, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Commonwealth, Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia
In the Near Future
‘In the Near Future’ is a performance-based artwork in which Hayes stages anachronistic and speculative protest actions in an ongoing investigation into the figure of the protester, the speech act of the protest sign and the contemporary political construction of public space and public speech.
‘In the Near Future’ exists in two parts: the first part is a series of performative actions and the second is an installation in which the photographic documents of these actions are projected from multiple slide projectors. Taken over several years in locations of current or historic public speech or protest - Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Vienna, Warsaw - the performative-actions of ‘In the Near Future’ are not constructed as a literal reenactment of a past protest but rather function as a citation of sorts: one that marks both the memory of a past protest and the possibility of a future one.