How Do You Properly Fry An American Flag (2019-ongoing)

Kiyan manipulates and transforms American flags into charred and distorted objects.

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Kiyan Williams

Kiyan Williams

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Monday, 25 October 2021

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Multidisciplinary artist Kiyan Williams manipulates and transforms American flags into charred and distorted objects. Reimagining the cookout as an intervention and reflection on this fraught American symbol, guests are invited to fry, barbecue, and season the flags using their own culinary techniques While cooking, participants are invited to reflect on their relationship to the American flag as a complex symbol of national identity and democracy.

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How Do You Properly Fry An American Flag (2019-ongoing)

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Meet the Artist

Kiyan Williams

Kiyan Williams

(They/Them)

New York

Kiyan is a visual artist and writer who works fluidly across performance, sculpture, video, and 2D realms.

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Wednesday, 27 October 2021

11:00:00

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Alessandra Gómez

Alessandra Gómez

New York

(She/Her)

Alessandra is an assistant curator at The Shed and an independent scholar working

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