Presented by ISTANBUL’74, co-curated with Utöpia and in collaboration with NOMAD, the second edition of “Flags for Future” will be unveiled at the 2023 edition of NOMAD St. Moritz between February 23-26 at the historic Grace La Margna.
Supporting earthquake relief and raising awareness of plastic pollution
“Flags for Future” is a sustainable art project featuring limited-edition artist flags made from upcycled plastic waste. Taking inspiration from the unifying power of art, “Flags for Future” aims to reinterpret flags as a canvas for unity, collective thought, and artistic expression. Launched initially in 2020 to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the marine environment, 10% of proceeds go to Parley for the Oceans and Turmepa (Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association). In the wake of the devastating impact of the recent earthquakes, ISTANBUL’74 & UTÖPIA will donate their share of the “Flags For Future” project to reputable organizations working tirelessly to aid and assist those affected and support survivors in rebuilding their lives.
Over 25 artists unite for a collective message of hope
The project includes flag designs by leading artists such as prize-winning architect Sir David Adjaye, painter, graphic designer, and photographer Kezban Arca Batıbeki, New York-based interdisciplinary artist Daniel Arsham, Paris-based photographer and filmmaker Giasco Bertoli, Canadian artist Blair Chivers, French fashion designer and artist Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Turkish contemporary artist Ali Elmacı, award-winning director Alphan Eşeli, Berlin-based Danish artist Jeppe Hein, artist duo Sofie Hesselholdt and Vibeke Mejlvang, the collaborative work of Cuban-American artist José Parlá and American artist Coby Kennedy, contemporary artist and founder of the Techism movement Krista Kim, designer Mathias Kiss, major figure in kinetic and contemporary art Julio Le Parc, Scottish poet and sculptor Robert Montgomery, Italian artist Gianni Motti, multimedia artist Jamie Nares, conceptual artist Ahmet Öğüt, Turkish contemporary artist Ferhat Özgür, photographer and videographer Fabio Paleari, Paris-based artist Frank Perrin, Turkish artist Seçkin Pirim, painter and sculptor Kevin A. Rausch, creator of the famous Mr. A persona André Saraiva, digital collagist artist Tyler Spangler, multidisciplinary artist Pınar Yoldaş, American contemporary artist Aaron Young, and Turkish painter Erdoğan Zümrütoğlu.
By purchasing limited-edition artist flags through our e-shop, you can support earthquake relief and raise awareness of plastic pollution. Visit the ISTANBUL’74 SHOP website to learn more and to make a difference. Join the movement and help us spread the message of hope through the “Flags for Future” project.