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Through public interventions, Sonja Hornung approaches the representation of a borderless political space. Flags with no meaning are hoisted on flagpoles across the city.

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Public space plays a central role in this exhibition project, insofar as the artist uses her work to bring into focus concepts of statehood and the significance of territorial spaces. Using installation and public intervention, Sonja Hornung attempts to approach a representation of a borderless political space. In the process, the artist annexes used and unused flagpoles within the city, hoisting …

Public space plays a central role in this exhibition project, insofar as the artist uses her work to bring into focus concepts of statehood and the significance of territorial spaces. Using installation and public intervention, Sonja Hornung attempts to approach a representation of a borderless political space. In the process, the artist annexes used and unused flagpoles within the city, hoisting flags that have no meaning whatsoever.

Ordinarily, flags carry cultural, religious, ethnic, or ideological messages. Loaded with historical and geographical significance, they are symbols of …