CV of the Flag
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June 14: Julienne Straatman takes leave as vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum). As a personal farewell gift she presents a special edition of the Flag of Compassion to the director of the museum, Willem Bijleveld.
14 November: During the ceremony of the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court in the presence of Her Majesty Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands, the Flag of Compassion is presented to ICC President H.E Judge Sang-Hyun Song. Many representatives of the member states and observers of the International Court, ambassadors, international judges and other dignitaries attended the ceremony.
12 July: the Flag of Compassion is hoisted by Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Sharon Sullivan at the opening of the exhibition Niet Normaal Liverpool, part of Dada Fest 2012.
On the 4th of June the Flag of Compassion is displayed by family Thibaut at The Mall in St. James's Park during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II.
On the 5th of May the Flag of compassion is part of the marriage ceremony of Christian van der Kaap and Marina Elenskaya in the English Reformed Church, Begijnhof, Amsterdam.
All the nominees of the Compassion Prize 2012 receive on the 5th of April the pin of the Flag of Compassion from the Stedelijke Werkgroepen Handvest voor Compassie Nederland.
During Art Rotterdam in February 2012, the Flag of Compassion is prominently visible above the Cruise Terminal on the Wilhelminakade.
On the 13th of October Clara and Sjaak Sies the initiators of the Voedselbank Nederland receive the Flag of Compassion from Arjen Wierikx founder of Mondea. This special event took place in conclusion of a Socially Engaged Entrepreneurship project that Mondea undertook with and for the Voedselbank Nederland, to mark their 10th anniversary.
3 October: To celebrate ten years of Engaged Entrepreneurship and Social Internships in Amersfoort, Matchpoint presents the Flag of Compassion to mayor Lucas Bolsius during a festive gathering.
June 26 and 27: Students and alumni of different art schools in The Netherlands are using the Flag of Compassion as a statement for the cultural sector during the demonstrations against severe budget cuts.
June 9: At the award ceremony of the Prix the Rome 2011 in Amsterdam the candidates and some twenty other artists offered the Secretary of Culture, Halbe Zijlstra, the Flag of Compassion, as a reaction to the expected vast budget cuts on culture.
December: The Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, and the Dutch Ambassador in Argentina accept the Flag of Compassion during a conference, held to commemorate Human Rights Day.
November: During the demonstration 'Nederland Schreeuwt om Cultuur', representatives of the visual arts sector carry the Flag of Compassion in Amsterdam.
May: The African Albino Foundation carries the Flag of Compassion during a festive parade in the city of Utrecht. The Flag is officially handed over to the chairwoman of the SAA.
April: Mrs Pauline Krikke, mayor of the city of Arnhem, presents the Flag of Compassion to the volunteers of the Belvedere. The Flag will be raised on the Belvedere tower, each day when the Belvedere is open to the public.
December 2009 to March 2010 the Flag of Compassion is flying in front of the entrance of the international exhibition Niet Normaal, Difference on Display, at the Beurs van Berlage on the Beursplein in Amsterdam.
As an opening ritual, HRH Princess Maxima shines a spotlight upon the Flag. HRH accepts number 4 of a numbered edition of the Flag.
October: During the FIAC artfair in Paris, the Musee du Louvre presents, in collaboration with the FIAC, a programme of art projects in the public space of the Musee du Louvre and the Jardin de Tuileries.
The Flag of Compassion has been selected as one of these projects. At the Rue de Rivoli, in front of the entrance of the Cour Carree of the Louvre, as well as the entrance of the FIAC, 8 flagpoles are placed on which monumental flags of 200 x 280 cm are flying.
June: At the visit of HH the Dalai Lama to the Netherlands he is presented a copy of the Flag of Compassion, special edition nr.2/50.
Before and in the break of the public readings of HH the Dalai Lama in the Europahal, Amsterdam the videowork Homeland, Part V, Flag Twirler is shown on huge screens in front of a live audience of 20.000 people.
May: Art Amsterdam: at the entrance of the exhibition hall 'the Rai' three large Flags, are installed on high flag poles.
October - November: during the solo exhibition Blossom by Rini Hurkmans at art gallery Lumen Travo seven copies of the Flag of Compassion are installed on the facade of the building at the Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam. At the opening of the exhibition a 'flag prayer' is performed by Hans van Rooij.
On June 8 the Flag of Compassion is carried by a flag twirler during the opening's procession of the exhibition Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur, Arnhem, accompanied by a drummer. Both men walk in front of the work The White Shroud that it is carried by the Guild of Red Cross Volunteers and the Members of Martial Arts Clubs.
On June 13 a copy of the Flag of Compassion is presented –special edition nr.1/50– to HM Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands.
June - September: During the exhibition the Flag of Compassion is presented in a large format in park Sonsbeek, Arnhem.
Several times during the exhibition, a flag twirler is performing a 'flag prayer' in the park.
Start of the sale of the Flag of Compassion at the shop of the Sonsbeek 2008 exhibition in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The Red Cross is invited to decide the destination of the profits of the sales during the exhibition.
June 3: Registration of the logo of the Flag of Compassion in the Benelux Mark registry.
August 29: Creation of the Unda Foundation by notarial act.
September 11: First board meeting of the Unda Foundation.
The Flag of Compassion is used during a demonstration against the war in Iraq, 22 March, in Amsterdam, with the Flag finishing up at the art gallery complex at the Lijnbaansgracht, where it is raised on the outside of the building.
The Flag of Compassion is created.
The Flag of Compassion and the press (under construction)
Sales addresses: Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam; Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam; Visitors centre Sonsbeek, Arnhem, The Bluecoat in Liverpool.