Flag Stavanger is an ongoing outdoor flag project involving 60 Norwegian and international artists, each making a statement with their own specially designed flag, which will be flown outside of Kunsthall Stavanger during 2014. Every Sunday at 11 am we invite our audience to participate when a new flag will be flown.
The project addresses citizenship, and asks key questions about identity and nationality. Flags are strong symbols of power used both in warfare and celebration, with many rituals connected to them. The symbolic value in raising or burning a flag is universal, and the use of colors and symbols in flags has a long and complex history, studied in the field of vexillology. The artists involved in the project take on these concerns when exploring the flag as a medium, whilst pursuing the themes of their own work. Watch out for flags fluttering above you when visiting or passing by Kunsthall Stavanger.
Artists include Jørund Aase Falkenberg, Azar Alsharif, Rosa Barba, Javier Barrios, Are Blytt, Marco Bruzzone, Danilo Correale, Espen Dietrichson, Leander Djønne & Lars Korff Lofthus, Ida Ekblad, Sammy Engramer, Serina Erfjord, Juan Pedro Fabra Guemberena, Kjersti Foyn, Ulrika Gomm, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Jeannine Han & Dan Riley, Tamara Henderson, Lisa Him-Jensen, David Horvitz, Marianne Hurum, Toril Johannessen, Annette Kierulf & Caroline Kierulf, Ingeborg Kvame, Erik Larsson, Else Leirvik, Malin Lennström-Örtwall, Gabriel Lester, Lewis & Taggart, Klara Sofie Ludvigsen, Anna Lundh, Cato Løland, Cameron MacLeod, Sanya Kantarovsky & Liz Magic Laser, Jumana Manna, Dillan Marsh, Kyle Morland, Santiago Mostyn, Randi Nygård, Raqs Media Collective, Borghild Rudjord Unneland, Athi-Patra Ruga, Arne Rygg, Andrea Spreafico, André Tehrani, Sandra Vaka Olsen, Mathijs van Geest, Kjersti Vetterstad, Lina Viste Grønli, Christian von Borries, Bedwyr Williams, Magnhild Øen Nordahl and Stian Ådlandsvik. See the catalog here.
Flag Stavanger is curated by Randi Grov Berger and co-presented by Entrée. It is the fourth edition of the flag project. The first edition took place in Bergen in 2012, the second in the small village of Nesflaten in 2013, and the third in New York City in 2013 as part of the official program of Performa 13.