Flags


American Center
Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110 001
July 2 – July 30 2011

Ojas Art
1A Qutab Minar
Mehrauli Road
New Delhi 110 030
August 5 – August 28 2011


 


Flags

This exhibition is the culmination of a project that began two years ago in the US and expanded to include Indian materials and imagery. The flags on display are made of consumer packaging material, sourced from both the US and India.

 

When American companies modify their packaging designs or print spelling and informational errors, for-profit recyclers in the US collect the unwanted packaging and ship it overseas—most often to India and China. There, the packaging is melted down and turned into plastic products like children’s toys. The end-products made of recycled plastic are then shipped back to the U.S. and sold to American consumers.