The FLAG Art Foundation 2008-2018
The FLAG Art Foundation, founded in 2008 by financier, philanthropist and collector Glenn Fuhrman, began with the mission of promoting the appreciation of contemporary art among a diverse audience. Since then, FLAG has presented 50 exhibitions featuring more than 500 artists. Guest curators have ranged from artists to athletes, from writers to historians, and from fashion designers to museum directors. Ambitious and entertaining solo and group exhibitions have included established figures such as Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Maurizio Cattelan, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jim Hodges, Ellsworth Kelly, Charles Ray, Gerhard Richter and Cindy Sherman, as well as the work of a large number of emerging artists.
The FLAG Art Foundation: 2008–2018 documents the first decade of programming at this innovative and important nonprofit organization. FLAG has rapidly made a major contribution to contemporary art and to the careers of many artists. Fully illustrated with installation views of each exhibition, along with a diverse range of texts from people who have played key roles in FLAG’s history (including Jim Hodges, Chuck Close, James Frey, Shaquille O’Neal and Fuhrman himself), The FLAG Art Foundation: 2008–2018 is a beautifully designed tenth-anniversary testament to a singular institution.