Wishes and Warnings in the Wind

12.10.1996 – 03.11.1996Solo ExhibitionPublic SpaceDusseldorfGermany

Flag Installation. Occasion: 50th anniversary of the state of North Rhine Westphalia and its capital city Dusseldorf.

Nine handpainted flags, each one shows a different, ‘inofficial’ symbol. Smuggled into the rows of ‘official’ flags they flutter at prominent public spots in the centre of Dusseldorf. Myriam Thyes’ flags are counter-representatives, wishful images and warning signs at the same time which function as surprising statements in between governmental flags.


City Hall: Mother and Daughter Weave the Carpet of Life, 2 x 3 m
Landtag of North Rhine Westphalia: Heart (equivalent world map), 2 x 2 m
In front of the Central Station: Never Ending Migration, 2 x 4 m
Heinrich-Heine-Allee, near Ratinger Tor: Traffic Jam, 2 x 2,5 m
Königsallee: House of One’s Own, 2 x 2,5 m
In front of Forum NRW: Mining Dwarfs, 2 x 3 m
Rhine Promenade: Water Goddess, 2 x 3 m
Near the Sports Stadium: Ambition, 2 x 3 m
Grabbeplatz, in front of the Kunsthalle: Cross of Reincarnation, 2 x 2 m



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