Saturday, April 8, 2023

Rockefeller Center's 2023 "The Flag Project" Curates DOEprojekts' "Mormors Syltkakor" into Exhibition, Archives

Deborah and Glenn (DOEprojekts Art Collaborative) were pleased to have "Mormors Syltkakor" (Grandma's Jam Cookies) chosen for the 2023 edition of Rockefeller Center's "The Flag Project." This year, the outdoor public exhibition is co-curated by City Harvest, the world's first and the city's largest food rescue organization dedicated to feeding New Yorkers in need.
 The 2023 theme celebrated "New York City's food and dining in all its many forms."

The free public exhibition, featuring 193 flags, opened on April 3, 2023. The flags will be displayed from April 3-12 and April 17-30, 2023 in Rockefeller Center, Manhattan, New York. After the conclusion of the exhibition, the flags will become part of Rockefeller Center's archives.

At least one DOEprojekts' flag design has been chosen for each edition of "The Flag Project." DOEprojekts entered several flag designs in the first iteration in 2020, one that invited artists to celebrate New York City in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"NYC Green" was chosen in 2020 (lower right, above). In 2021, Rockefeller partnered with the world-renowned art-photography organization Aperture to curate the second exhibition -- our "NYC Garden" was selected (lower left, above). In 2022, the co-curating organizations were The Climate Museum, The United Nations Environment Programme, and Tishman Speyer; our "Clear Skies" flag perfectly fit the "Just One Earth" theme (upper right, above). We thank City Harvest and Rockefeller Center for including "Mormors Syltkakor" in this year's exhibition (upper left). 

We submitted several entries to the 2023 flag food-and-dining-themed competition because we love food and we love to cook! Here are some of our images that were not selected:
Upper left: Homemade lattes in Geoffrey Beane yellow drum mugs--we've had these mugs "forever" and use them on special occasions. 
Upper right: Our wedding anniversary meal at Copinette restaurant in Midtown East, NYC. 
Lower left: Starbucks Reserve in Chelsea serves a tasty charcuterie tray, and we love their Whisky Barrel-Aged Cold Brew Coffee!
Lower right: We really thought that our "Egg Flag" would be chosen, because eggs have increased 70% in price this year, due to a number of reasons, including labor shortages and supply chain snarls. But "Grandma's Jam Cookies" triumphed over "Egg Flag."

2023 Flag Project Catalog: See other flags at this link;
click the catalog button at the end of the paragraph

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