Location: City Luxembourg, public space, 15.05 – 16.06.2023
Opening: 15 mai 2023, 5.30 pm
The flag has a long tradition of different uses and meanings. Flags are commonly used to transmit signals, to identify countries, regions or cities, or to visually demarcate a territory. Flags can define or transcend borders and are also frequently used to represent political ideas and beliefs.
The flags, works by invited Luxembourgish artists and designers, will be mixed with existing artists’ flags, which are part of the archive of the What the Flag?! project. The artists and designers are invited to respond from their own work and vision of the medium “flag” within the context of the location in which they are shown. They are asked to question the flag not only formally but also conceptually, transposing and reevaluating their practice onto this specified medium and the public space.
The flags will be placed between the central locations of the European Design Festival 2023 in the City of Luxembourg forming a route that the public can follow with the help of a map.
Stina Fisch – Place des Martyrs
Marco Godinho – Place de Metz
Julien Hübsch – Cercle Cité
Reza Kianpour – Casino Luxembourg
Vera Kox – Rotondes
LAGERKULTUR – Schluechthaus Hollerich
Miriam Rosner – Place de Paris
Sarah Schleich – luca
Xavier Duffaut, Fleckstein-Dworczyk, Francis Feidler, Claude Horstmann, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Rem Koolhaas, Vera Molnar, Monty Richthofen, Silke Schatz, Celine Vahsen – Cercle Cité
- Organised by: Cercle Cité in collaboration with Greylight Projects.
- With: Stina Fisch, Marco Godinho, Julien Hübsch, Reza Kianpour, Vera Kox, LAGERKULTUR, Miriam Rosner, Sarah Schleich.
- And (from the Greylight Porjects archive): Xavier Duffaut, Fleckstein-Dworczyk, Francis Feidler, Claude Horstmann, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Rem Koolhaas, Vera Molnar, Monty Richthofen, Silke Schatz, Celine Vahsen.
- Curators: Anastasia Chaguidouline and Wouter Huis