Wilfredo Prieto’s Apolítico – Stripping iconic flags of their familiar color

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

About ‘Apolítico’

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.

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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

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Wilfredo PrietoApolitico, Zürich, Switzerland, 2012

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Wilfredo PrietoApolitico, Zürich, Switzerland, 2012

All images by Wilfredo Prieto/wilfredo-prieto.com & art and the city/artandthecity.info unless otherwise noted.

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