Wishes and Warnings in the Wind II

1997Flag Installation

Luxemburg, 29th August – 28th September 1997

Ten handpainted flags, developed on the occasion of Luxembourgs Presidency of the European Council in the second half of 1997. Each flag shows a different, ‘inofficial’ symbol: smuggled into the rows of ‘official’ flags they flutter at prominent public spots in the centre of Luxembourg City. Myriam Thyes’ flags are counter-representatives, wishful images and warning signs at the same time which function as surprising statements in between governmental flags.


Municipal Theatre: EU Agricultural Policy – Quality Instead of Quantity!, 2 x 3 m
Municipal Theatre: Renewable Energy – Sun, Wind, Water, Geothermical Heat, 2 x 3 m
Place Hamilius: Women Weaving Europe – Women into Politics!, 2 x 3 m
Rue des Capucins (historic centre): EU Employment Policy, 2 x 3 m
Central Station: Luxembourg Builds Bridges Between Germany and France, 2 x 3 m
Central Station: Luxembourger Welcome Portugese Immigrants, 2 x 3 m
National Museum of History and Arts / Fish Market: Luxembourg, Protect Your ‘Grengewald’!, 2 x 3 m
Place des Martyrs, Ave. de la Liberté: The Pillars of Hard Currencies, 2 x 3 m
Town Hall, Place Guillaume II: Never Ending Migration, 3 x 4 m
Hall Victor Hugo: Europe in the Centre of the World – Yet on the Edge?, 2 x 3 m