VCUarts Distinguished Research Fellow Sonya Clark is scheduled to perform “Unraveling” at PAFA on Nov. 4.
To create “Unraveling,” Clark starts with an intact Confederate flag and deconstructs a portion of the cloth. Her performance is Nov. 4 at PAFA. The action is part of A Forum on Art and the Election, a weekend of events hosted by the museum. The organizers are posing the following question: “In our current political climate, what is the role and responsibility of artists in responding to a nation divided?”
The performance is a slow, thoughtful, and deliberative community action. “In an hour we don’t even get through half an inch of unraveling. It takes a long time,” Clark says in the podcast.
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Photo: In September, PAFA acquired “Unraveling” (2015-ongoing) by Sonya Clark. The artist is deconstructing (or “unraveling”) the Confederate flag on Nov. 4. Credit via Sonya Clark for Culture Type.