Tāme Iti, Shot Flag (detail), 2019. The New Zealand flag. Courtesy: the artist and Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland.
Flagged brings together works by Billy Apple® and Tāme Iti involving two New Zealand flags, each marking milestones in New Zealand histories and an ongoing artistic collaboration between the two artists.
Apple’s Study for a New Zealand Flag III draws on newly released census population data of 16.5% Maori/ 83.5% Other. Iti’s flag is both cultural artefact and artwork, operating within the strand of his practice that he describes as the ‘theatre of protest’.
Exhibition opening: 5:30–7.30pm Thursday 10 October 2019.