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  • ‘Flag Bomb,’ other art pieces use images of Americana to examine ideas of patriotism

    Illinois art professor Chris Kienke stands in front of one of his works that combine painting and digital imagery. The piece was the inspiration for his “Flag Bomb” exhibition in Taiwan in December. Kienke uses patriotic images to both celebrate America and criticize unquestioned nationalistic attitudes.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s note: To reach Chris Kienke, email kienke@illinois.edu. A time-lapse video shows the installation of “Flag Bombs” over five days at North Central University in Taiwan.