Sky Flag, 1996/1997

Raised on International Days and Weeks of the United Nations


Flag size: 9 m x 4 m

One Sky Flags are questionning one’s national identity showing pictures of the boundless sky from above the territories.

Where is home? Where or what is Heimat, homeland ? are thoughts, which arise within the dialog between the artwork and the viewer.

A Sky Flag, with a photo of the sky taken above the antipode of Germany, was raised next to the flags of the EU and the UN. The Sky Flag was flying  at representative places in 10 German cities on International Days of the UN e.g. on World Press Freedom Day, International Disarmament Day, International Week of Peace, World Environment Day or the Human Rights Day, mediating an unusual aspect of affiliation

As usual with many flag raising ceremonies, raising the Sky Flag up the flag pole was accentuated with live music.


sky flag cologne

Dome, Cologne, World Press Freedom Day

sky flag frankfurtWorld Population Day, Frankfurt, Römer

sky flag bonnInternational Day of the United Nations, City Hall, Bonn

sky flag Bonn +flags Sky Flag, German flag, flag of Europe, flag of the United Nations

sky flag MunichInternational Day of Peace, Munich.


A Sky Flag flew at the Dome in Cologne, Roemer Frankfurt, Grabbeplatz Duesseldorf, Odeonsplatz Munich, Lombard Brigde Hamburg, Bruehlsche Terrasse Dresden, City Hall Naumburg, City Hall Wuppertal, City Hall Bonn.

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