Bold statement made through new versions of 45 iconic flags
Wilfredo Prieto - Apolitico (for art and the city, Zürich, 2012) - 3

Wilfredo Prieto – Apolitico, Zürich, Switzerland, 2012
Wilfredo PrietoApolitico, Zürich, Switzerland, 2012

Next to Ai Weiwei’s Sofa in White another interesting artwork is on display at Art and the City in Zürich right now.

Apolítico is an installation by Cuban Wilfredo Prieto (1978), first created in 2001 and now showing 45 iconic flags by countries recognized by the United Nations. However, the artist stripped the flags of their familiar colors, creating abstract and egalitarian versions. The work is shown at the Hardturm Stadium, formerly a site of international soccer matches.

Wilfredo Prieto – Apolitico, Zürich, Switzerland, 2012
Wilfredo PrietoApolitico, Zürich, Switzerland, 2012

Wilfredo Prieto - Apolitico (for art and the city, Zürich, 2012) - 1
Wilfredo PrietoApolitico, Zürich, Switzerland, 2012

Wilfredo Prieto - Apolitico (for art and the city, Zürich, 2012) - 2
Wilfredo PrietoApolitico, Zürich, Switzerland, 2012

Wilfredo Prieto - Apolitico (for art and the city, Zürich, 2012) - 3
Wilfredo PrietoApolitico, Zürich, Switzerland, 2012

Photos: courtesy the artist und Art and the City

 

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