Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell
New York City Mayor Eric Adams displayed, on March 8, 2023, artist Elena del Rivero’s participatory public artwork, “Home Address,” in the New York City Hall Rotunda in honor of International Women’s Day.
“Home Address” consists of large flags resembling stained dish towels, reflecting the artist’s commentary on women’s complex and shifting roles through history.
Three flags from the “Home Address” series are displayed in the City Hall Rotunda, and a fourth flag is displayed in City Hall’s Governors Room until the end of March.
Del Rivero’s “Home Address” is a nationwide, multi-platform installation of 19 flags. The installation pays homage to the suffrage movement, the long struggle for women’s rights, the politics of domestic labor, and all voting rights left unprotected by the historic legislation of 1920 and all those still under threat today.
“Home Address” is an initiative initially coinciding with the 2020 centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment. The installation will be displayed at 19 locations around the nation. Del Rivero is a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on painting and works on paper.