Sonja Hornung: Emptying Flags

Exhibition dates: June 21 - September 30 2013

Gallery: Neue Berliner Räume 

Using a self-devised system, Sonja Hornung generates patterns for flags that have no historical basis. Instead, these new flags are formed – as much as possible – by chance. The artist uses emptied flags to scrutinize the mechanism at the heart of the process that anchors a flag to its symbolic meaning and its actual territory. These flags are then hoisted in a series of public interventions across the city of Berlin.

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