July 06, 2014

Flag of the Week: Anna Lundh

Flag of the Week: Anna Lundh

By Heather Jones

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Exhibitions

In 2014, Kunsthall Stavanger is excited to host the entire range of curator Randi Grov Berger’s flag project, now in it’s fourth iteration (previous sites include New York City, Bergen, and Nesflaten). Each flag (there are 53 altogether) has been individually commissioned by Berger from a wide range of Norwegian and international artists and collectives, and will be flown outside of the Kunsthall Stavanger one at a time, for one week each over the course of the year.

Sunday July 6 – Sunday July 13: Anna Lundh, Untitled

Stripping the United Nations flag of its distinctive white olive branches and grid of concentric circles and meridians, lays bare an azimuthal equidistant map of the earth. It is centered at the North Pole, where no particular nation is emphasized and where the spheric depiction gives a more accurate idea of how the continents are connected. An early version of the UN emblem had North America at the center, but in the current flag (since 1947) the vertical centerline is crossing the Prime Meridian and the International Date Line. Not perfect, as Antarctica is missing, and worth a closer look.

Anna Lundh (b.1979, Uppsala, Sweden) lives and works in Stockholm and New York. She is educated from Konstfack University, Stockholm and Cooper Union, New York. She has exhibited at Tensta Konsthall, Bonniers Konsthall, Haninge Konsthall, Kalmar Konstmuseum, and internationally at Entrée Bergen, Norway; West, The Hague, Netherlands; Toves, Copenhagen, Denmark and also at Apexart, Marian Spore, Exit Art, The Kitchen and New Museum, all in New York.


Learn more about the artist at: annalundh.com

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