UNTITLED 2017 (FEAR EATS THE SOUL) (WHITE FLAG) Rirkrit Tiravanija

March 27 - May 1

 

The Arts Council of Princeton presents UNTITLED 2017 (FEAR EATS THE SOUL) (WHITE FLAG)  by Rirkrit Tiravanija

Tiravanija’s piece was created as part of Creative Time’s Pledges of Allegiance, a nationwide public art project that commissioned sixteen flags, each created by acclaimed contemporary artists. Each flag embodies art’s ability to channel political passion, points to an issue the artist is passionate about, and speaks to how we might move forward collectively as a country.

The message of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s flag is a reference to German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” where the two lead characters struggle with, and ultimately confront, their own internal racism. 

Originally intended as a temporary installation during Black History Month, the Arts Council has decided to fly this flag once more as we witness the unjust racism towards Asian Americans across our country.

 

 

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