Flaga

RICHARD LOUVET
Warsaw, May 2013
Photographic installation of 12 flags, colour printing on textile, 80x60cm

Flaga is a series of photographs which plays with coloured combinations of real and imaginary flags. Using wall elements photographed directly in the Praga district (Warsaw), the composition reveals assemblies of form and colour specific to the flags of nations. Printed on textile, these 12 flags, totally fictitious or from real countries and regions (Poland and the City of Warsaw, for example) play with a nationalist culture that is particularly prevalent in Poland. On all the walls of houses and public or official buildings, standard-bearers are used to mark all important commemorations.

It is the symbol of conquering a territory, marked by the planting of a flag, which is invoked here as part of Expeditions.

 

 

 

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