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October 11, 2014

Flag of the Week: André Tehrani

Flag of the Week: André Tehrani

By Heather Jones

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Exhibitions

In 2014, Kunsthall Stavanger is excited to host the entire range of curator Randi Grov Berger’s flag project, now in it’s fourth iteration (previous sites include New York City, Bergen, and Nesflaten). Each flag (there are 53 altogether) has been individually commissioned by Berger from a wide range of Norwegian and international artists and collectives, and will be flown outside of the Kunsthall Stavanger one at a time, for one week each over the course of the year.

Sunday October 12 – Sunday October 19: André Tehrani, From Wounded Knee to North Korea: A Graphic History of US Military Interventions

The flag is based on Zoltan Grossmans list of U.S Military Interventions from 1890 to 2011, which has been updated with additional military interventions initiated by the US post 2011. The grid pattern comprises the flags of all the North-American states in which the US Military have had domestic interventions since 1890, as well as the flags of all the foreign nations the US have had military involvement in from 1890 to 2013.

André Tehrani (b. 1980 Tønsberg, Norway) currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and Brussels, Belgium where he is artist-in-residence at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre. Recent exhibitions include Game of Life, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Norway; The Limits of Language Means the Limits of My World, Platform Stockholm; This House, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; MONIKA STRICKER, CAB Art Centre, Brussels and most recently Idiot Cards For a Bygone Revolt, NoPlace, Oslo.

Learn more about the artist at: http://andretehrani.com/

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