The flag is a satirical take on populist ideas of nationalism that have become a widespread phenomenon in the recent years. The "apology flag" has been printed on a piece of Khadi cloth, often considered the symbol of non-violent resistance championed by Mahatma Gandhi during India's freedom struggle. The flag contains the original apology letter that Amazon had to write after the Indian government realised that a seller had been selling foot rugs with a print of the Indian flag on it. Through this work we aim to ask critical questions around the singular focus on national identity in the recent years and the absurdness of actions it prompts from people and institutions around us.
This work was made for the curatorial project #exstrange. The product was put up on eBay for sale as part of the curation. With 24 hours, eBay banned the art stating inappropriate content.