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What the Flag?! in Luxembourg

— 16/06/2023
15/05/2023 — 16/06/2023

A trail through the city 

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. 

In the context of the European Design Festivalwhich will take place in Luxembourg in 2023, Cercle Cité in collaboration with Greylight Projects (Heerlen, NL) proposes an off-site exhibition What the Flag?! in Luxembourg.

The flags, works by invited Luxembourgish artists and designers, are mixed with existing artists’ flags, which are part of the archive of the What the Flag?! project which has taken place in the city of Heerlen and art organizations in the Euregion (DE, BE, NL) since 2021. 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 are placed between the central locations of the European Design Festival 2023 in the city of Luxembourg (Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art contemporain, Rotondes, Cercle Cité, Schluechthaus, LUCA) forming a route that the public can follow with the help of a map, available at the Ratskeller exhibition space starting May 15.

The What the Flag?! project initiates an artistic and creative exchange beyond borders and its Luxembourg edition sees the project transposing itself onto a new and exciting city in the context of a European festival.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on May 15 at 5.30 p.m., in the main entrance of the Cercle Cité (Place d'Armes).

Exhibition opening 15.05.2023 - 17:30
Anastasia Chaguidouline and Wouter Huis
Stina Fisch, Marco Godinho, Julien Hübsch, Reza Kianpour, Vera Kox, Lagerkultur, Miriam Rosner, Sarah Schleich
Artists (archives)
Xavier Duffaut, Fleckstein-Dworczyk, Francis Feidler, Claude Horstmann, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Rem Koolhaas, Vera Molnar, Monty Richthofen, Silke Schatz, Celine Vahsen
Cercle Cité
Greylight Projects
In the framework of the
European Design Festival
Service Architecte-Maintenance de la Ville de Luxembourg

Photographic retrospective

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