“False Flags” was a group exhibition curated by Artis curatorial seminar alum Noah Simblist featuring nine international artists whose work investigates contemporary notions of nationalism and the representation of imagined communities in the Middle East and the Americas. The term “false flag” is derived from a historical practice of naval warfare by which nations would fly colors other than their own to deceive an enemy. In modern times, the term has been used to describe a covert military operation, designed to appear as if carried out by another entity. But a false flag assumes that a true flag is, in fact, real—more than a symbolic object or set of abstract signs. “False Flags” included works by William Binnie, Tania Bruguera, Minerva Cuevas, Jamal Cyrus, Exterritory Project, Nicolás Guagnini, Public Movement, Ariel Reichman, and Rona Yefman.