(CAMPUS REFORM) — The University of Kansas is hosting a display on campus featuring an American flag that has been smeared with black paint by an artist as a commentary on “the current political climate.”

The artist is being featured at KU as part of an ongoing project sponsored by Creative Time, a New York based organization focused on three core values: “art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression.”

The flag, “untitled (flag 2),” was designed by German artist Josephine Meckseper and is being displayed in several locations across the United States, including KU, Cornell University, Texas State University, Rutgers University, and th University of South Florida.

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