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
10 Minutes of Collective Activity
In ‘10 Minutes of Collective Activity’, an audience of 22 people are videotaped watching archival footage of a 10-minute speech by Connecticut Senator Abraham Ribicoff from the 1968 Democratic National Convention held in Chicago, IL. The speech, was the principal nomination for Senator George McGovern, a vocal opponent of the U.S. war in Vietnam and marks the contestation and discord present at the convention as well in the country at that time.
During the five day convention, Mayor of Chicago Richard Daley called in the National Guard to assist the Chicago police in containing the large demonstrations outside the hall. Footage of the police beating protestors on the evening of the third day of the convention was played on national television. The events outside of the hall, led to great confusion and debate amongst participants, several motions were made to suspend the convention altogether and Ribicoff, speaking on this third day, departed from his prepared speech to acknowledge the ongoing turmoil.
His statement that “If George McGovern were elected president we wouldn’t have gestapo-like tactics on the streets of Chicago” incited the anger of Mayor Daley and his supporters who, present in the audience in the convention hall, rose up and heckled Ribicoff. ‘10 Minutes of Collective Activity’ mines the particular configuration of audience collectivity and extends Hayes’ interest in the intersection of history, memory and space.