Wishes and Warnings in the Wind

1996Flag Installation in public space

Dusseldorf, DE, 12 Oct. – 3 Nov. 1996

Nine handpainted flags, developed on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the state of North Rhine Westphalia and its capital city Dusseldorf. Each flag 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 3m
Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia: Heart, equivalent world map, 2 x 2m
In front of the Central Station: Unendliche Wanderung, 2 x 4m
Heinrich-Heine-Allee / Ratinger Tor: Autostau, 2 x 2,5m
Königsallee: Eigenheim, 2 x 2,5m
In front of Forum NRW: Bergbau-Zwerge, 2 x 3m
Rheinufer-Promenade: Water Goddess, 2 x 3m
Near the Sports Stadium: Ambition, 2 x 3m
Grabbeplatz, in front of the Kunsthalle: Cross of Reincarnation, 2 x 2m