Invited by Daniel Schürer in July, my proposal for a large flag was hoisted next to Bergcafe in Reusten, part of an outdoor project by Süddeutscher Kunstverein in Germany.
Here is the synopsis of this project, with a little help from google translate:
“The Süddeutsche Kunstverein is entering the second round of its series outside of its own exhibition rooms,
The exhibition object is always a flag on the pole of the mountain café. The dimensions are usually 300cm x 150cm and there are to be 4 more flags from different invited artists in the course of the year.
Under certain conditions a flag has something sublime.
One condition is size, another is the wind, and its history also plays a not unimportant role. Today the flag is generally known as a symbol of states and cities, of convictions and claims.
In connection with art, it appears again and again, usually as a sequence.
A single flag in Reusten, a small village between Tübingen and Stuttgart, located at the height, in the garden of a well-known excursion café, on the side of a golden church tower cock, does not seem to change the course of the world.
In the best case, it blows and reaches one or the other hiker, wanderer with her movement, with a picture.
Interestingly enough, it closes off in the weather for excursions – calm, blue skies and bright sunshine. We conclude from this that it cannot be bribed by audience numbers or reception behavior.
Then a glass.
The educational service of the Süddeutscher Kunstverein offers the flags to those interested in their flagpole.”
For this project a collection of postcards with the same design was also produced.
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